LWV Pocatello Idaho
President: Pam Ward
Treasurer: Saralee Anderson
CLIMATE CHANGE ESSAY CONTEST
Press Release on Winners
First Place Essay
Second Place Essay
Third Place Essay
MEETING SCHEDULE Kerry Hong, trial court administrator for the Sixth Judicial District of Idaho will speak on "State and National Trends in Criminal Justice" on Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Hall Council Chambers. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The Pocatello League of Women Voters, sponsor of the event, encourages the public to attend.
According to Hong, "Emerging research is changing what we know about and "what works" in criminal justice to reduce recidivism and to enhance public safety." He will speak about the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health. Hong will also discuss pretrial justice reforms nationally and in Idaho.
The League of Women Voters of the United States adopted a position on sentencing policy in 2012. League believes "alternatives to imprisonment should be explored and utilized, taking into consideration the circumstances and nature of the crime. The LWVUS opposes mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses."
"Safeguarding Idaho's Economy in a Changing Climate
Our Water, Our Land, Our Health, Our Future"
November 16th & 17th, 2017
ISU Pond Student Union Building
Keynote speaker Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor with Risky Business Project
Go to http://www.idahoclimatesummit.com for agenda and registration information
Idaho business and community leaders, including Idaho Power, HP, the American Lung Association, Sierra Club, Monsanto and conference participants will explore solutions for Idaho that mitigate or adapt to the effects of a changing climate.
Morning keynote and panel discussions will be live streamed from Boise State for participants to view at ISU Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello and the U of I in Moscow. Afternoon facilitated workshops will be held at all three venues.
Other event sponsors are Idaho State University, Monsanto, Hewlett Packard, DL Evans Bank, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Power, ISU's Center for Ecological Research, Boise State University, University of Idaho, Water Resources Research Institute, Upper Snake River Tribes, Nez Perce Tribe, Northwest Climate Science Center, Potlatch Corporation, and the Langdon Group.
Facilitators for the afternoon ISU panels are needed. A medical person who is knowledgeable on the effects of mold, asthma from fire smoke, and other effects from climate change is needed to participate in a short panel for an ISU afternoon session. Contact Linda Engle at firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
LWV Resources for Climate Action includes information about the EPA Clean Power Plan and resources for League action.