The Centre County League of Women Voters will be working in 2017 on a vast range of issues including fair redistricting, voting rights, and continued voter education. Click on "Donate" in the upper right corner of the homepage to join via paypal! You may also click here for a membership application and join us!
Recommended Tips to Verify "NEWS"
We support and encourage voters to be as informed as possible on issues and candidates before placing their vote. In an effort to help voters determine the reliability of news sources, we recommend following these steps suggested by Eric Scott as printed in The Chicago Tribune:
1) If all you see is a headline and the opening paragraph without a dateline or source, that should be your first red flag.
2) If the headline indicates that the story is of significance, check to see if other news sources are reporting the story as well. A true major news story is unlikely to only be available on a single web page or source.
3) Check to see who, if anyone, is being quoted. Although some fake news stories make up names and quotes, a quick internet search to check the name and organization being quoted will let you know if the quote is coming from a legitimate source.
AAUW STATE COLLEGE EVENT
The State College Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding an event on March 25th entitled "Celebrating Women in Public Office". Click here to view the flyer for the event!
MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT AT THE POMONA GRANGE
Centre County Pomona Grange #13 would like to invite all candidates running for office in Centre County to their “Meet the Candidates Night” at their annual Legislative Banquet. This year's banquet will be held at New Hope Lutheran Church, 119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills, PA on April 1, 2017. The evening will begin with a Milk Punch and Cheese Reception being served by Centre County Dairy Promotion at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 with opportunities for candidates to introduce themselves following.
The speaker for the evening will be Vince Phillips, Legislative Director for the PA State Grange. Mr. Phillips will speak on legislative matters concerning the Grange and concerns of the Grange that pertain to local government.
If you would like to attend, the cost of the dinner will be $12.00 per person. Come tell us about yourself and the office you are running for, come meet the candidates and government officials of Centre County, meet Vince Phillips and learn about Grange legislation, enjoy a wonderful meal, and take a chance to win one of several door prizes.
If you would like to attend, please contact Ashley Furman at 814-360-2265 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patty Bird at 814-359-2851 (GracieGrandma55@yahoo.com) by March 21, 2017. Payment may be made out to “Centre County Pomona Grange #13” and sent to Patty Bird, 1641 Airport Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Payment can be made the night of the banquet if previously arranged. A very limited number of tickets will be available that evening.
If you are a candidate running for an office in Centre County, its boroughs, townships, school districts, etc., please consider joining us so we can learn more about you. Feel free to bring brochures with you for distribution. We look forward to meeting you. Centre County Pomona Grange is made up of members from every borough and township, in Centre County.