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Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6-8pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar, Room C
Memphis, TN 38111
League of Women Voters Public Meeting. The League of Women Voters Memphis/Shelby County welcomes Linda Phillips, the new Shelby County Administrator of Elections.

This is a great opportunity to meet Ms. Phillips and become informed about the many aspects of the voting process. She truly enjoys meeting the public, so bring your friends and your questions!

Monday, September 26, 2016
8pm
  First Presidential Debate. Be an informed voter! The first presidential debate will be hosted at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Lester Holt, NBC News, is the scheduled moderator.

This debate will consist of six 15-minute segments.

The topics were selected by the moderator. The chosen topics are: America's Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing America.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
8pm
  Vice Presidential Debate. The first vice presidential debate will be held at Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

This debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
8pm
  Second Presidential Debate. The second presidential debate will be hosted by Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Moderators scheduled are: Martha Raddatz, ABC, and Anderson Cooper, CNN.

The debate will be a town hall meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants (uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization) and the other half from the moderators. The moderator's questions will be based on public interest topics determined by social media and other sources.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
 
  Last Day to Register to Vote.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016-Thursday, November 3, 2016
 
  Early Voting..
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
8pm
  Third Presidential Debate. The third presidential debate will be hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

This debate will consist of six 15-minute segments selected by the moderator, Chris Wallace, Fox News.

The topics selected are: Debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and fitness to be president.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
  Election Day!.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
1-3pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda please contact Carol Straughn, LWV M/SC President, at 901-387-4850 or President@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
2-4pm
The American Red Cross Building
1399 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
League of Women Voters 97th Birthday. Come celebrate with us and find out what the League has in store for 2017! There will be opportunities to get involved in our 2017 projects and of course Birthday Cake! Guests are always welcome.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
 
  History: This is the Actual Birthday for the League of Women Voters. This date commemorates the actual League of Women Voters birthday. The League was founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt to help women take a larger role in public affairs as they won the right to vote.

Help us list 97 reasons we LOVE the League of Women Voters - Leave a comment at: #LWV97 #LWVbday97

Thursday, February 16, 2017
10-11am
Federal Building
167 N. Main St.
9th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. We will be registering new citizens to vote! It is an honor and a privilege to offer voter registration to our naturalized citizens.

The League of Women Voters Memphis/Shelby County is the only organization sanctioned to register voters at the federal building with the Election Commission.

Monday, April 24, 2017
2-3:30 pm
White Station Library
5094 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 39117
LWV Observers Corps Meeting. The Observers Corps will be gathering for training and answering questions about their mission. All are welcome to come and meet the Observer Corp team!
Saturday, April 29, 2017-Sunday, April 30, 2017
 
Hendersonville, TN LWVTN Convention. The LWVTN Convention will be hosted by the LWV of Hendersonville, celebrating their 50th anniversary. The state board meeting will be on Saturday morning, 9am, and the convention will officially be called to order at 1pm. There will be workshops on redistricting, voter service centers, and more.

Information regarding registration, hotels, and convention activities are available at LWVTN.org.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6:30pm
980 Nixon Drive, Memphis, TN 38134 Voter Registration Training. The Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) will be holding classes on voter registration. Attendee will need to be a registered Shelby County voter. On completion of the training, the attendee may take an oath and become an unpaid deputy of the SCEC. This is for non-partisan voter registration only. The last date for this month is May 9 at 6:30pm. To register for the training please call 901-222-1200.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
11:30am
Owen Brennan's
6150 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
Annual Business Luncheon. Our guest speaker will be Deborah Clubb from the Memphis Area Women's Council. Members will be voting on the proposed program and bylaws. Guests are always welcome. The luncheon is $22/person. Reservations required. Please send your check to: PO Box 383291, Memphis, TN 38183 (your check will be your receipt). RSVP no later than May 31st: 901-490-0050 or lwvmemphisshelby@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
10:00 am
Federal Courthouse, 167 N. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103 Voter Registration - Naturalization Ceremony. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@lwvmemphisshelby.org.
July 2017
 
  The Voter, Summer Edition. Watch for The Voter newsletter! Keep up to date on all things League; interesting articles, upcoming events, and opportunities for action. A great resource for everyone.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
10:00am
Federal Courthouse
167 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@lwvmemphisshelby.org.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
 
  Arlington, TN - Deadline to Register to Vote for Upcoming Election. This will be the last day to register to vote for the September 21st Election. Go to https://www.shelbyvote.com to check to see if you are registered to vote and that your information is up to date.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
 
  Woman's Equality Day. Woman's Equality Day commemorates the day,in 1920, when votes to women officially became part of the US Constitution.
Friday, September 1, 2017-Saturday, September 16, 2017
 
Arlington Town Hall
5854 Airline Rd.
Arlington, TN
Arlington, TN Early Voting. It's easy to vote early!

Go to https://www.shelbyvote.com for information.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00am
Federal Courthouse
167 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@lwvmemphisshelby.org.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
 
  Constitution Day - Citizenship Day.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00am-7:00pm
  Arlington, TN Election Day. Citizens of Arlington - It's time to VOTE!

Go to http://www.shelbyvote.com for polling location information.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
3-4:30pm
Bartlett Library
5884 Stage Road
Bartlett, TN 38134
LWV M/SC Public Meeting - Lobbying in Tennessee. LIMITED SEATING!!!!!

Stewart Clifton, LWVTN Lobbyist, will be sharing Legislative skills that produce results, even in these times! He will also share tips for effective work on Tennessee public policy.

RSVP today at LWVMemphisShelby@gmail.com or call 901-490-0050.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
  National Voter Registration Day. The League will be registering voters at the following locations:

Tues., 9/26, Benjamin Hooks Library, 4-8pm

Wed., 9/27, Celtic Crossing, 4-7pm

Thurs - Sat., 9/28-30, Playhouse on the Square, 7pm - Intermission

Sun., 10/1, Playhouse on the Square, 1pm - Intermission

MEMBERS: IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ON ANY OF THESE DATES, PLEASE CONTACT SHERRY HEWLETT @ 901-359-3950.

October 2017
 
  Voter Education Month.
October 2017
 
  The Voter Newsletter - Fall Edition. Watch for The Voter newsletter! Keep up to date on all things League; interesting articles, upcoming events, and opportunities for action. A great resource for everyone.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:00am
Federal Courthouse
167 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@lwvmemphisshelby.org.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10am - 3pm
Casa Asafran
2195 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
LWVTN Fall Workshop. The LWVTN would like to invite you to the 2017 Fall Workshop series. All are welcome!

Planned Workshops:

State of Broadband in TN: Amanda Martin, Broadband Director, TN Dept. of Economic Development

Redistricting: Kent Sylar, MTSU professor

Water Quality Policy Issues in TN: Shelby White, attorney, TN Water Quality Network

Upcoming 2018 Legislative Session: Stewart Clifton, LWVTN Lobbyist

Plus more on LWVTN topics of concern including elections and voter registration matters.

The cost is $20 per person, watch for information on how to register soon.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:30am - 12:00pm
Rhodes College
Buckman Hall
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
Run Women Run. Run Women Run is a nonpartisan training and networking event with tips on how to fund and shape a political campaign.

Panels of local veteran elected officials and experienced campaigners will discuss strategy, take questions and share anecdotes on being women engaged in political races.Discussions will focus on "why to run" and "how to run".

Registration is $25 and begins at 8:30am, includes light breakfast.

For more information and inquiries, contact Deborah Clubb at dclubb@memphiswomen.org or 901-378-3866.

This event is in partnership with the Memphis Area Women's Council and the Memphis Chapter of the Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
11am-1pm
  LWV M/SC Management Team Meeting. All members are welcome to attend the Management Team meeting. This month we are adding a potluck after the meeting to socialize. If you are interested in attending and/or would like a copy of the agenda please contact Carol Straughn, LWV M/SC President, at 901-387-4850.
Monday, December 11, 2017
10:00am
Federal Courthouse
167 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@lwvmemphisshelby.org.
January 2018
 
  The Voter Newsletter - Winter Edition. Watch for The Voter newsletter! Keep up to date on all things League; interesting articles, upcoming events, and opportunities for action. A great resource for everyone.
January 2018
 
  The Voter Newsletter - Winter Edition. Watch for The Voter newsletter! Keep up to date on all things League; interesting articles, upcoming events, and opportunities for action. A great resource for everyone!
Monday, January 1, 2018
 
  Membership Matters Month. Remember to renew your membership now!
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
1-3pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

Meeting Room A
Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda please contact Carol Straughn, LWV M/SC President, at 901-387-4850 or President@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Friday, January 12, 2018
9am-2:30pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration & Community Resource Fair. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
February 2018
 
  Youth Voter Month.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
1-3pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda please contact Carol Straughn, LWV M/SC President, at 901-387-4850 or President@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
TBA
  LWV 98th Birthday!.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
10am
Federal Courthouse
167 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@LWVMemphisShelby.org
Saturday, February 17, 2018
10am - 12pm
Novel
387 Perkins Extd.
Memphis, TN 38117
Moderator Training Class. If you are planning to host a Town Hall meeting or a Forum for candidates during the 2018 election season and would seriously like to learn more about the job of moderator then plan to attend this class. To register contact Peg Watkins at pegwatt@gmail.com. Cost: $10.00.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
1-4pm
University of Memphis
UC Ballroom, 3rd Floor
499 University St.
Memphis, TN 38152
Candidate Meet and Greet. The TN Nurses Assoc. and the League of Women Voters Memphis Shelby County have joined together to hold an all candidate Meet and Greet. We realize it is challenging for citizens to connect with candidates; our goal is to provide a venue for citizens and candidates to come together. This event is free and open to the public. Greg Hurst, WREG-TV News Anchor, will emcee. Free parking is provided at the Zach Curlin parking garage. Candidates please RSVP @ tna.tnadistrict1@gmail.com to participate.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda please contact Carol Straughn, LWV M/SC President, at 901-387-4850 or President@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
 
  International Women's Day - Woman's History Month. Celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12:30pm
Fratelli's
750 Cherry Road
Memphis. TN 38117
Monthly Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. Our regular meeting venue was not available, so we are meeting for lunch at Fratelli's. We will be meeting at 12:30 for a dutch treat lunch and the Management Team Meeting will begin at 1:00. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda, please contact Carol Straughn, LWV M/SC President, at 901-387-4850 or President@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
2pm
University of Memphis
Rose Theatre
Memphis, TN
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. Special Law Week Naturalization Ceremony. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@LWVMemphisShelby.org. We will need extra volunteers for this voter registration due to the volume on attendees.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
 
  Earth Day.
Saturday, April 28, 2018-Sunday, April 29, 2018
1pm
Chattanooga, TN LWVTN Spring Council. Members - plan to attend LWVTN Council! Registration is now open at http://www.LWVTN.org (hotel information can also be found on the website). We will be voting on the 2018-2019 Budget and the Broadband concurrence.

Sessions:

Deborah Fisher, TCOG, "Current Open Government Issues in TN"

Amanda Wintersieck, UC Foundation Asst. Prof. of PolySci, "GOTV"

(Dinner Speaker) Linda Mines, Chattanooga Historian, "portraying Abby Crawford Milton"

League panel on Voter Registration Experiences

Stewart Clifton, League Lobbyist, "2018 Legislative Session"

Linda Phillips, SCEC Administrator, "Ranked Choice Voting"

Local League Updates

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Monthly Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda please contact Carol Straughn, LWV M/SC President, at 901-387-4850 or President@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:30am
Seasons 52
6085 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119

901-682-9952
LWV M/SC Annual Business Luncheon. We are honored to have Tre' Hargett, TN Secretary of State as our speaker. He will be discussing TN online voter registration, GoVoteTN, civic engagement as well as voter outreach. We will also have a legislative update from our LWVTN Lobbyist, Stewart Clifton.

Members will be voting on the 2018-2019 Budget, By-Laws update, Program Priorities and new Management Team members. Members can find these items in the Spring 2018 edition of the VOTER at the link below:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=770fa8ffc9&view=att&th=162fe083beebdff5&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_jgff98fg0&safe=1&zw

Cost for the luncheon is $25/person. Please mail your payment to LWV M/SC, PO Box 383291, Memphis, TN 38183. There is limited seating for this event, your check is your reservation guarantee. Reservations need to be received by May 30th, so mail yours today!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1-3:00pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
Room A
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda, please contact Carol Straughn, LWV M/SC President, at 901-387-4850 or President@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
10am
Federal Courthouse
167 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. Flag Day - The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@LWVMemphisShelby.org
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:00am
Bartlett Library
5884 Stage Road
Bartlett, TN 38134
Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda, please contact League@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Friday, July 13, 2018-Saturday, July 28, 2018
 
See Early Voting Link. Shelby County Early Voting. It's time to participate in democracy by VOTING!

Make a plan to vote today: Decide your location, day and time you will go vote. Make sure that you have your ID with you when you go vote. Take a friend or someone who may not have a ride to vote.

Go to Vote411.org to check out the candidates!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
5:30 - 7:00pm
Hattiloo Theatre
37 Cooper Street
Memphis. TN 38104
Run Women Run: Sizzlin' Women 2018. In honor of all local women who ran, are running or led campaigns this year - we are hosting a special celebration. We invite you to attend, to invite your supporters as well, to celebrate all who dare to run and to encourage everyone to vote on August 2nd.

Cold beverages will be offered and the MemPops cart will be on site for sale of frozen refreshments.

See our event on Facebook for more information or email us @ League@LWVMemphisShelby.org

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
1:00 - 3:00pm
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Management Team Meeting. All Members are invited to attend the monthly Management Team meeting. If you would like to attend and/or would like a copy of the agenda, please contact League@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
7am-7pm
Find your polling location at Vote411.org Election Day!. Make a plan to vote today: Find your polling location and be sure that you have your ID with you when you go vote. Take a friend or someone who may not have a ride to vote. On Election Day everyone must vote at their designated polling location.

Go to Vote411.org to check out the candidates!

Thursday, August 16, 2018
10am
Federal Courthouse
167 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@LWVMemphisShelby.org
Thursday, September 13, 2018
10:00am
Federal Courthouse
167 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing voterservice@LWVMemphisShelby.org
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10am-4pm
Crosstown Concourse
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
National Voter Registration Month - Voter Registration. As a part of National Voter Registration month will be hosting voter registration events across the greater Memphis region. This event will be at Crosstown Concourse which houses 25 businesses, a high school and residential apartments. We will be set up in the foyer ready to assist. If you would like to volunteer for any voter registration events please contact us at League@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:30pm-8:30pm
Playhouse on the Square
66 Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
National Voter Registration Month - Voter Registration. As a part of National Voter Registration month will be hosting voter registration events across the greater Memphis region. This event will be at Playhouse on the Square. Partnering with theatre administration, we will be set up in the lobby to assist citizens before the performance and during intermission. If you would like to volunteer for any voter registration events please contact us at League@LWVMemphisShelby.org.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
8:00am-5:00pm
Tom Lee Park
Riverside Drive
Memphis, TN 38103
Memphis Pride Fest - Voter Registration. This is a free and open to the public, annual event that hosts entertainment, community information booths and food trucks. Expected turnout is 5000+ and we will be participating in the parade, holding our League banner, and inviting people to visit our voter registration booth as we go along. If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact us at League@LWVMemphisShelby.org.