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Summer 2010 Edition
Published July 19, 2010

More Convention Impressions

by Leonette Slay


After 34 years as a League member, I attended my first national convention this month in Atlanta, and it met all of my expectations. We were offered interesting, timely caucuses beginning at 7:30 up until a general session or organized LWVUS workshop at 9:00, then offered more state or local caucus meetings from 8-10 p.m. at the conclusion of other LWVUS sessions.   The convention was full of enthusiastic, well-informed, and engaged League members who were eager to share their research and experiences in caucuses and workshops.  Not surprisingly, League delegates also were happy to share plenty of strong opinions at “pro” and “con” microphones on the convention floor.  We also had the opportunity to browse through exhibits and wares markets and get some great LWV-themed buttons, posters, and note cards to support other Leagues’ fundraising efforts.  I think my favorite part of the convention, however, was the panel discussion of former LWVUS national presidents going back to the 1960s. They each provided a summary of the highlights of their tenure and we were reminded how much the LWV has been a part of key national and international policy development and legislation during the past five decades.

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