The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization -- open to both men and women -- whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices.
The League has TWO EVENTS on Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King Day. The first is the meeting on "Voters' Rights: A Report from the Summit", 12:30-2PM at the Sedona Fire Station on Southwest Drive.
In the evening at 7PM, a not-to-be missed film and community conversation at Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona. "13th" is a Netflix documentary that takes a thorough look at how, via an exploitable "loophole" in the 13th amendment, legal slavery was converted to another method of slavery and punishment for "criminals" i.e. mass incarceration. Mass incarceration is destroying the fabric of our society.
Come and learn more about this issue and how you can help. Tickets are specially priced at $5 and are going quickly. The showing is cosponsored by The Sedona International Film Festival, the Sedona Advocacy Team of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley and Sedona International City of Peace. The film was just shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature!
Our local league was formed in Sedona in 1988, expanded to include the Village of Oak Creek in 1990, and later expanded its scope and became the League of Women Voters of Sedona-Verde Valley in 1999. Just this year, we again changed our name -- to the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley. This name better reflects our regional focus throughout the Verde Valley.
We engage in voter service, citizen education, and political action on selected issues. We encourage the public to go to the polls with the best information available. We present forums where candidates can answer voters' questions directly and state their positions. We also present issue forums so that the public will have the information they need to decide how to vote.
Learn about us, join us, and help Make Democracy Work!!!