Unit meetings are resuming. Open to the public, you may choose one that fits your schedule and attend.
Sources of Information
Expanding Medicaid - public health insurance programs and more
U.S. League of Women Voters website: https://www.lwv.org. for information and position.
Utah Citizens’ Counsel’s annual reports “Standing Up For Utah’s Needs,” 2015-7 are at www.utahcitizenscounsel.org. See end notes for helpful references.
The Kaiser Family Foundation, “The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review” https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/the-effects-of-medicaid-expansion-under-the-aca-updated-findings-from-a-literature-review-september-2017/view/footnotes/#footnote-237493-275
Schedule for Unit Meetings
TOWN CLUB UNIT– Wednesday, February 14– 11:00 A.M.
Town Club - 1081 East South Temple
Unit Leader – Alice Steiner – 801-363-9193
GIRL SCOUT UNIT – Monday, February 26 – 11 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Girl Scout Headquarters, 445 East, 4500 South
Unit Leader: Anne Zeigler 801-944-4163
NITE OWLS – Monday, March 5 – 7:30 P.M.
862 East Harrison Ave.
Unit Leader: Judi Short – 801-487-7387
BENCH BUNCH – See Girl Scout unit
Holladay Library – 2150 East Murray-Holladay Road – 4730 South
Unit Leader: Nancy Melling 801-277-9118
WEST SIDE UNIT – Wednesday, February 28 – 6 to 8 P.M.
Hunter Village Club House, 3440 So. Bambrugh Way (6845 W.)
West Valley City 84128
Unit Leader – Vickie Samuelson – 801-250-9210
SANDY UNIT – Thursday, February 22 – 10:00– 11:30 A.M.
Sandy Senior Citizens Center – 9310 So. 1300 East
Unit Leader - Janice Gygi - 801-550-3585
LIBRARY UNIT – Thursday, February 22 – 12:30 P.M.
Anderson-Foothill Library - 1135 So. 2100 East
Unit Leaders – Kathy Fitzgerald – 801-521-5790; Carole Straughn – 801-664-5897
PARK CITY UNIT – Tuesday, February 27 – 11:00 A.M.
Park City Public Library
1255 Park Avenue, Park City
Unit Leader – Jill Lesh – 435-655-1965
Members are encouraged to join a unit to explore the issues and make recommendations on positions. Once approved by the board and adopted by members, positions crafted from unit meetings become the foundation for advocacy and action.
According to League history, unit meetings got started during World War II in response to gasoline rationing when members found it easier to meet in neighborhood groups or “units.”
Unit meetings are still the foundation of the League. These days, unit meeting times and locations are organized around members’ schedules rather than neighborhood. There are unit meetings at breakfast, at midday and after work. And, members are always welcome to set up a new meeting time and location that will be more convenient for their schedules. Meetings are held from September through May of each year.
League of Women Voters Unit Meetings are made up of four to 15 people who want to discuss a study or become educated on a current topic.
A study is done by local members, and can be a local, state or national topic. When a study or topic is discussed, both pros and cons, and a look at both sides of a subject are included.
Unit meetings are the “grassroots” of the League of Women Voters. They are where differing opinions are welcome and where consensus results in wording to which our members can agree.
Check our calendar for information on dates and venues for unit meetings.