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League launches new study on responsible government
The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan advocate for civic engagement since 1920, vigorously promotes the public good and is a champion of responsible government. In this spirit, the League of Women Voters Las Vegas Valley will celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary with a report on “Good Government in Twenty-First Century Nevada.”
As we begin a new century struggling to emerge from an intractable economic downturn, many see accumulating evidence that our systems of local government may be unable to adequately address this crisis. Now, therefore, is a good time to ask: Could we do things differently to get better outcomes? To answer this question we will be gathering recommendations on how to make state, county, and city government more democratic, transparent, efficient, and responsive to all our needs.
All Nevadans are encouraged to send recommendations under the following guidelines:
Recommendations must align with League of Women Voters principles and positions which are located on the following webpage: http://www.lwv.org/content/impact-issues-online-edition. Broadly, this includes making political and civic participation as open as possible; supporting transparency and accountability in campaign financing, elections, and lobbying; protecting constitutional rights; and respecting the established rule of law, including the US Constitution, the Nevada Constitution, all court rulings under those documents, Nevada Revised Statues, and all county and city regulations. Further, all data, references, and other factual information must meet academic standards for reliability.
The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters Las Vegas Valley as well as the presidents of the other Nevada Leagues will receive all recommendations and make final decisions over what the report will include. Only officially recognized League leaders will speak for the League in this and all associated activities. This report will not create new League positions, but merely give voice to Nevadans in evaluating how to govern ourselves more effectively as we move into a new century.
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NOTE: All League Meetings are open to the public and we encourage active participation in our question-and-answer sessions.
League General Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month, September through November, and January through April; sometimes a May meeting is scheduled. Meetings are at the Las Vegas Social Club, Main Street Station, at Main and Stewart. Note that the Las Vegas Social Club is a separate building located to the north of Main Street Station and there is ample parking in the parking structure above it.
Focus meetings will be held in the evening, from 6-8, at various locations to be announced.
Meetings start at 9:00 with check-in and social time, 9:30 breakfast and 10:00 program. The meetings are $20 for a full breakfast, or $5 if you just wish to attend the meeting.
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