LWV Pocatello Idaho
President: Pam Ward
Treasurer: Saralee Anderson
CLIMATE CHANGE ESSAY COMPETITION
The Pocatello League of Women Voters (LWVP) is pleased to announce a statewide competition for the best persuasive essay on climate change. The competition is open to all students enrolled in an Idaho public school, grades 9 through 12, as of fall 2017. A private donor is funding award monies amounting to $4500 for the top three essays. Information about the contest was mailed to all school principals in September. Essays are due by December 1.
Application: Climate Change Essay Application
Contact: League Women Voters Pocatello email@example.com
The Pocatello League of Women Voters will hold their Welcome Back to League dinner meeting on Thursday, September 7, from 6-8 pm at the Upper Ross Park Pavilion, 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs, which is on the west side of S. 5th Ave. just passed Fredregill Road. Guest speaker Malliga Och, ISU professor will speak on "Women in Politics." Members and anyone interested in the League are encouraged to attend. For more information and to RSVP, call Pam Ward at 237-6535.
Sept. 21 New Member Social, 7pm, 173 South 15th Ave.
Sept. 26 National Voter Registration Day -On Tuesday, September 26, the Pocatello League of Women Voters will partner with the ISU Law Club and ISU Political Science Club to register voters for National Voter Registration Day.The event will be held at the ISU Rendezvous Center (1111 Martin Luther King Way) and ISU Student Union Building (1065 Cesar Chavez) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We encourage the public to stop by and register to vote. More information about this national event can be found at nationalvoterregistrationday.org or http://www.facebook.com/LeagueOfWomenVotersOfPocatello
October 2 Pocatello Mayor Candidates Forum, Pocatello City Hall, 7 PM
October 3 Pocatello City Council Candidates Forum, Pocatello City Hall, 7 PM
October 11 Chubbuck Mayor & City Council Candidates Forum, Chubbuck City Hall, 7 PM
October 25 Naturalization Ceremony, Federal Courthouse, 1:30 pm
November 7 City Elections, 9 am- Count absentee ballots; 8 pm- Referee ballots
December 1 Climate Change Essays Due (Idaho high school students)
December 14 League Holiday Social
"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.