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January 2012
Calendar of Events
Happy New Year! 2012 Here We Come!
We're looking forward to great things in 2012 and hope you'll be along for the fun! This is a Happy New Year fireworks huge election year with many candidates on the ballot as well as at least one referendum: to end all state affirmative action programs, including hiring practices and scholarships at all levels. The Tulsa League will be in the middle of it as always. We've got Voter Guides to produce. Voter registration and education is always a priority. And, we have two important studies that need your input.

Please help us any way you can: e-mail to volunteer or donate today!

Study on Criminal Sentencing Proposed

The January Unit meetings will discuss whether to concur with a proposal from the Washington, D.C., League to create a two-year National study beginning in 2012 on criminal sentencing policy. The proposal will be considered at the National convention in Washington in June.

Participate in the LWVUS Privatization Study  

The Program Committee has chosen to focus the League's study efforts through the end of April on the National privatization study. The Unit meetings in February, as well as a General meeting to be scheduled, will be government is closeddevoted to scrutiny of privatization of public utilities and other government functions. The goal is twofold: be prepared to respond to LWVUS by the May 1 deadline, and, perhaps most importantly, to build a foundation of knowledge and to formulate a position locally that will serve as the basis from which the Tulsa League can best respond to specific recommendations or proposals made at the state and local levels that involve privatization.

Try the New Voting Machines Next Week   voting booth

The Tulsa County Election Board is holding a mock election from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 9-13 at the election board offices to give voters the opportunity to try out the new voting machines that will be used for the first time in the Feb. 14 school board elections.


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In This Issue
Criminal Sentencing Study Proposed
LWVUS Privatization Study
Try the New Voting Machines
Upcoming Events
Thank You Donors!
New LWVUS Website
Special Events 

Sun., Jan. 8, 9a-1p,
All Souls Unitarian Church: Community Connections Fair

Mon., Jan. 16, 11a: Martin Luther King Day Parade

Mid-February, 6p, The Sophian Plaza: Happy Birthday LWV!

Contact the office to join us for these special events.
The Tulsa League of Women Voters relies on the generous support of many in our community and beyond. In these times of deep political divides in our country, the non-partisan, trusted work of the League is more vital than ever and the financial support we receive more important than ever.

Without these donors we could not accomplish our important work of Making Democracy Work. We take this opportunity to publicly thank our 2011 donors.

Check Out the Newly-Designed LWVUS Website
LWV-US website
The National League launched a new website in December. Take a look around. It's easier to find vital information to your work at the local and state levels. Sign up for news from National or browse leadership topics and tutorials to benefit the Tulsa League.

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