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The Alabama Voter
Summer 2009 Edition

Published September 13, 2009

2009 League of Women Voters of Alabama




League Has Expanded to Facebook

LWVAL is now has a Facebook page that will enable us to relay information about League to many more Leaguers and potential Leaguers.  One our greatest challenges is membership development, particularly of younger men and women who are frequent users of all things technological.  Facebook will give us a way to extend our reach into areas frequented by these potential members.  This technology is not difficult to use and enables the user to receive frequent updates from their friends, groups, and causes.  It’s also a great way for LWVAL to reach out to other state Leagues and the LWVUS, which also has a Facebook page.  Updates from LWVUS and action alerts are posted on your page if you become a fan of their Facebook page.  The same occurs when LWVAL posts information on our site.  As a fan of the LWVAL page you receive all updates and information as it is posted.  Our page also has fan links to other pages.  League of Women Voters of Mobile, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa each have Facebook group pages.  LWVAL ‘s Facebook page contains  links to these pages that will take you to each of these discussion groups.  Currently at their request on the LWVUS page, we have become a fan of LWV-Texas.  We are also fans of a couple of other pages that provide helpful nonpartisan information. Every time we reach out to another organization we increase our network, which can assist us with membership development and with our advocacy work.  
As new technology is developed League must transition with it to continue to grow and thrive.  We are facing great challenges to move our organization from the previous century when the phone tree was the only form of communication to the Information Age with its digital users.  The greatest advantage of the Internet is that it provides incredible amounts of information and links individuals from great distances.  Alabama Leagues can harvest great benefits from utilizing this technological tool. 

The links to the League Facebook pages are:
LWVAL - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/League-of-Women-Voters-of-Alabama/119494879019?ref=ts
LWVUS - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/League-of-Women-Voters-of-the-US/137662367278?ref=ts      
Clicking on these links from your Voter will take you directly to the above pages.
Group Discussion Pages
To join the discussion pages you must be a member of Facebook which means you must set up a page for yourself. 
LWV-Greater Birmingham - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=32227693013&ref=ts
LWV-Mobile -  http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=70758830601&ref=ts
LWV-Greater Tuscaloosa - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=145590686531&ref=ts

-- Scarlett Gaddy,
Membership Chair
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