One of the newest committees of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. The national organization, League of Women Voters of the United States, originally urged local Leagues to create such a committee specifically to encourage the participation of more Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, Native Americans, men, and younger people. This diversity is adding a variety of viewpoints and opinions and broadening the scope of the work that the League accomplishes. Former Tucson League President Judy Wood is interviewed by host Vivian Harte in this special edition of the show. Judy is the Co-Chair of the League’s DEI Committee.
The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson will hold a mayoral and city council candidate forum on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 6:00 pm at the YWCA, 525 North Bonita Avenue. Co-sponsors are the YWCA and Tucson Young Professionals. The candidates will be those who will be on the ballot in the November 5 general election. The forum is free and open to the public.
The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson is a strong organization with three main missions: registering voters and getting out the vote, educating voters, and advocating for our positions. We have been active in southern Arizona for over 75 years. Vivian Harte is the current President of the League of Women Voters and the host of this special program on KXCI. She has been a League member for five years, was the Secretary of the Board, then Membership Chair before becoming the League’s President-Elect and President.
Recorded and produced by Amanda Shauger