Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, November 16, 2017
7 p.m.
Whitewater City Council Chambers Challenges to Healthcare Accessibility. The League of Women Voters Whitewater Area is sponsoring a public program, Challenges to Healthcare Accessibility. Our speaker is the Executive Director of the Rock River Free Clinic, Kristin Wallace.

Learn all about this clinic which provides access to free health services through health professionals dedicated to caring for low and uninsured individuals. The Rock River Free Clinic located in Jefferson serves all of Jefferson County including Whitewater. It's so important for all of us to spread the word about this exceptional service to uninsured individuals. There are many in our area that is in need of these basic services.

A collection of non-perishable food items for the Whitewater Food Pantry will also take place at this meeting.

League members won't want to miss this interesting program about people doing wonderful things for our community. Please join us and bring someone you know who may have interest in healthcare too!

Friday, November 17, 2017
1:15 p.m.
Fairhaven Senior Center Facts Matter. Richard Kimball, Vote Smart President, will give a multi-media presentation on why FACTS MATTER.

The talk is only in part about Vote Smart's tools, much of the presentation is about the history and hardball politics. The public is invited. The multi-media presentation on why FACTS MATTER includes:

  • The Founding Fathers' fear that if they cast power out to the people, they would not know enough to self-govern successfully and "factions" would take control.
  • How funny, famous and dangerous political commercials manipulate people emotionally instead of informing them intellectually.
  • A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. --Mark Twain. The growth of lies and the people's expectation and acceptance of them.
  • OnPoint: A practical approach and demonstration of how to easily and instantly defend your right to the facts at any time and in any place right over your smart phone and other mobile devices.

Please join Richard Kimball for this interesting and informative demonstration so you will be prepared to VOTE SMART!

Co-sponsored by Fairhaven Senior Center and the League of Women Voters.

Sunday, December 10, 2017
5:00 p.m.
841 Brewhouse Making Democracy Work Award and Dinner. Join us on Sunday, December 10 for our annual League Holiday Dinner. It will be at the 841 Brew House in Whitewater starting at 5:00 p.m. with a cash bar and dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

We'll be presenting our Making Democracy Work Award for 2017 as well as an update on all the activities this past year. The cost is $20 per person.

Entertainment will be provided by the University of Whitewater student violinist Noah Schaffrick which will start at 6:30 p.m. Democracy Award will conclude the evening.

The LWV Whitewater-Area Board is delighted to announce that Lacey Reichwald, UW-Whitewater alumna and owner of The SweetSpot Café, and James Hartwick, Curriculum and Instruction Professor at UW-Whitewater, have both been named to receive the League's 2017 Making Democracy Work Award.

The nominees highlight the dual importance of having UW-Whitewater in our community by demonstrating the positive potential of its students and influence of its faculty.

Reservations are due by Monday, December 4, 2017. Download the reservation form.