Don’t miss LWVAL Convention 2017!
You do not have to be a delegate to attend.
ALL members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
League of Women Voters of Alabama
State Convention 2017
April 28 Early Arrival
April 29-30 Convention
Hampton Inn & Suites
Mobile Downtown Historic District
62 South Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Register for LWVAL Convention 2017
Register by April 15.
Cancelations accepted until April 17.
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Reserve by March 29, 2017
for special LWVAL Convention rates.
LWVAL 2017 Regular Session
Read the Report
Last updated February 12, 2017.
The 2017 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature
convened on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
During the 2017 regular session of the Alabama Legislature, LWVAL will keep citizens informed about the legislature's activities regarding issues of importance to the League via this 2017 Legislative Report. The report is updated weekly (with some exceptions). For each bill, the report includes bill sponsors, bill summary, complete bill text, current status of the legislation, LWVAL's position on the legislation, and LWVAL's action. Action Alerts urging citizens to contact their legislators will be posted in this report at times when their voice will be most effective. See the LWVAL 2017 Legislative Priorities list for the issues on which the LWVAL Action Team will be focused during the 2017 regular legislative session. The LWVAL 2016 Legislative Report remains posted for your review, along with the First Special Session of 2016.
Media Release, Dec. 28, 2016
League of Women Voters Accepting Nominations for Its 2017 Transparency in Government Award
In 2015 the League of Women Voters of Alabama (LWVAL) created the Transparency in Government Award to recognize efforts to bring greater transparency to governmental decision-making in Alabama at any political level. Nominees may be elected or appointed government officials, citizens, or members of nonprofits who have worked to increase transparency.
This biennial award will be presented at the LWVAL's 2017 State Convention in Mobile, April 29-30, 2017.
State President Dr. Anne Permaloff explains: "LWVAL and its members believe that transparency in government is one of the major mechanisms for making government accountable to the people. It enhances public trust in government officials and their decisions and is essential in making democracy work."
According to the Congressional Research Service, transparency in government includes giving the public access to relevant information used by decision makers, with the information presented in a comprehensive format and with opportunities for the public to analyze and respond.
Nominations for the LWVAL 2017 Transparency in Government Award are due January 25, 2017 and may be submitted by any individual or organization in Alabama. The nomination form is available on-line at the LWVAL website: www.lwval.org
How do we “Make Democracy Work” in Alabama? The League of Women Voters of Alabama grows, empowers, and protects the vote! This video shows exactly how we get that done. Like us on Facebook @LWVAL. Follow us on Twitter @LWVAL. And JOIN US to help make that happen!
Delegates and guests discussed voter registration and ID and issues concerning voting accessibility with expert panelists. Panelists were Ed Packard, Director of Elections, Election Division, Office of Alabama Secretary of State; Stephen Stetson, Policy Analyst (Consumer and Human Rights Issues), Alabama Arise Citizens’ Policy Project; and Geron Gadd, Senior Staff Attorney, Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP). The panel was moderated by Hattie Kaufman of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa.
In the afternoon, attendees heard from renowned Alabama journalists. LWVAL leaders were interested to learn about best practices for interaction with the media, garnering event coverage, and the current state of print, broadcast, and online journalism. Guest panelists were Charles L. “Chuck” Dean, Journalist, Alabama Media Group and The Birmingham News; Carol Nunnelley, Journalist and Founder, Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism and Birmingham Watch.org;Rachel Lindley, News Director, WBHM, 90.3 FM (NPR Birmingham); and Troy Turner, Editor, Opelika-Auburn News. The panel was moderated by Jean Johnson of the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham.
Many thanks to LWV of Montgomery, host League, for your warm hospitality, and to LWVAL Board for an outstanding council.
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ALABAMA PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTIONS
WERE HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
THANK YOU FOR VOTING IN THE
APRIL 12 PRIMARY ELECTIONS, ALABAMA!
See Election information
on our Learn & Vote page.