Reaching out. (Out Front).In 2003, the League is vibrant and moving forward in impressive new ways. By adapting to the 21st Century and utilizing tools like the Internet Internet
Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the , we are enhancing one of our unique strengths--our grassroots reach into communities across the country. In order to remain a player today, we must use more effective and agile ways of communicating with our membership, with the public and with policymakers.
A number of services to come will increase the League's impact and visibility in the everyday lives of citizens. These changes will improve the fundamental work of the League--educating, mobilizing mobilizing,
v 1. freeing or making loose and able to move.
2. observing any ongoing movements in a client's body, whether small or large, assisted or not, that identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as the client's physical and and fostering active engagement in the processes that make our democracy vibrant. For some time LWVUS LWVUS League of Women Voters of the United States has successfully employed e-mail advocacy alerts to mobilize mo·bi·lize
1. To make mobile or capable of movement.
2. To restore the power of motion to a joint.
3. To release into the body, as glycogen from the liver. the public on short notice to apply pressure and effect change.
LWVUS is adding new services, like the grassroots advocacy alerts, that will move the organization toward a more effective, timely and less costly way of communicating. This summer LWVUS inaugurates a new monthly electronic "newsletter" which will be sent to all members for whom we have e-mail addresses See Internet address.
e-mail address - electronic mail address . The newsletter will also be accessible on the League Web site (www.lwv.org).
The first newsletter should be seen as a "work in progress." The intent is to convey League news in a timely fashion to our membership and other interested audiences more frequently than is possible through The National Voter VOTER. One entitled to a vote; an elector. . Please note, though, that The National Voter will still be published and mailed to members. This e-newsletter will supplement the Voter's contents. The brief pieces will be linked to additional information found on our Web site. This new service will enable our state and local Leagues to download To receive a file transmitted over a network. In any communications session, "download" means receive, and "upload" means send. The download/upload often implies a big/little scenario, in which data is being downloaded from the "big" server into the "little" user's computer. material easily and quickly, and include articles of interest in your own newsletters and Voters.
This spring we initiated the first of these exciting changes-electronic distribution of the Presidents' Mailings. Presidents' Mailings will no longer be printed and mailed. They will now be distributed electronically through e-mail and be available online at the LWV Web site in the News For You section of the Members Site. This results in significant printing and postage POSTAGE. The money charged by law for carrying letters, packets and documents by mail. By act of congress of March 3, 1851, Minot's Statute at Large, U. S. 587, it is enacted as follows:
2.-Sec. 1. savings for the national office, and makes it easier for you to share the information with others.
We need your help to make these new services successful! We must have accurate e-mail addresses for all members. I urge you to make it a priority to collect e-mail addresses from your members so that they can receive this new e-newsletter and additional new services from LWVUS. E-mail addresses can be submitted to LWVUS via the update form in the Members Section of the League Web site.