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City Manager to Speak at November Tuesday Topics
City Manager Brent Trout will update League of Women Voters members and guests on infrastructure projects planned for the city of Topeka in 2019 at the Nov. 6 Tuesday Topics meeting at noon at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
The meeting is free and open to the public, with an optional lunch available for $10 at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at noon.
Trout is a native of the Kansas City area who received his bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Public Administration from Drake University in Iowa. He served as city administrator in several Iowa communities, including Mason City, before accepting the position in Topeka in 2017. He is the father of two sons, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa National Guard.
The League of Women Voters of Topeka & Shawnee County is a non-partisan organization with a focus on policy, voting and non-partisan politics. Men and women over the age of 16 are welcome to join and volunteer with the League.
Judy Moler, Chapter President
Since there will not be a Voter in December, I will use this column to focus on happenings during the upcoming months.
But first, let’s take a quick look back at Books, Bags and Beyond which raised $717.00 for our general fund. It was a nice evening of fellowship while also making money for the League’s many projects.
Secondly….and most importantly—remember to vote on November 6. Posts on Facebook, political signs in your yard, attendance at political forums, marches….these are all important….but it is all for naught if you do not vote. (I know I am probably preaching to the choir).
In lieu of the December Voter, any important information that you need should be posted on Facebook or this website. There will not be a meeting on January 1, 2019. We will have a Board meeting on the 8th of January and resume Tuesday Topics in February.
The Legislature has its opening session on January 14. There will be many new legislators and a new Governor and Secretary of State. It will be an opportunity to move forward with legislation the state league has supported.
An early holiday greeting to you all and the best for a terrific New Year….2019!!!!
HELP TURN OUT THE VOTE!
STEP 1: A strong democracy needs every registered voter to participate in the election process. If you are a business or organization, we invite you to download and display one or both of our posters that encourage people to vote. These signs say “I Vote. Do You?” and “We Vote. Do You?” Learn more about how to join the effort to get voters to the polls!
STEP 2: Be informed before you vote. Use www.VOTE411.org to get a nonpartisan voter guide tailored to answer questions posed to candidates in your community. We invite you to display this informational poster in your workplace, too.
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- Voters Services/Citizen Education: We present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.
- Action/Advocacy: We are also nonpartisan; but after study we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.
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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We do not support nor oppose any political party or candidate.