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The DC Voter
League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia
Vol. 74, No. 8, April 1999

1234 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 208, Washington, DC 20006
202/347-3020,  fax: 202/347-2522
Website:, E-mail:

President’s Corner
League of Women Voters of DC Annual Meeting
Unit Calendar
April Unit Meetings to Discuss “UN Treaties in Trouble”
Committee Updates

Education Committee
International Relations
National Program/Making Democracy Work

From: Coalition for DC Representation in Congress
LWVUS Releases Report to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, February 1999
Ordering Reports

General Meeting: Council Chair Defends Amendments to DC Comprehensive Plan
Annual Meeting
LWV/The National Capital Area
Member News
LWVDC Dues Increase Recommended
To Join the League of Women Voters
Super Senior Nominee for 1999

Annual Meeting Reservation Form
The 1998 Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan as They May Affect Economic Development
United Nations Update, Spring 1999: United Nations Treaties in Trouble

President’s Corner — Luci Murphy

It's Spring! April begins a new year for LWVDC. At our annual meeting on the 22nd we will review our accomplishments, vote on bylaws and elect new officers to the board. Mayor Williams will speak and take questions. If you are a member, you received the following important documents in the mail to assist you in voting at the annual meeting: 1. revised bylaws, 2. nominations for directors and officers, 3. treasurer's report, 4. proposal for an increase in membership dues, 5. proposed budget 1999-2000, 6. proposed Local Program positions (Where We Stand) and 7. a dinner reservation form. Please review the reports and proposals and prepare to vote on the 22nd.

Super Senior Naomi Glass will be honored at the Iona House Luncheon on April 8th. On April 15, at Luther Place Church, I will address the need for democracy in at the program for "A Just and Inclusive D.C. Community." Did you see the Raskin article in the March/April National Voter? It mentions Alexander v. Daley, the suit for D.C representation in Congress, which will be heard on April 19 (see below). The following week from 27-29 units will discuss UN treaties in trouble (see below).

Given the infant death rate in D.C. (highest in the U.S.) and the life expectancy of those who survive infancy (lowest in the U.S.), a group of concerned Leaguers are forming a health committee to address public policy on health care. If you are interested call Scott McLarty at 202/347-3020.

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League of Women Voters of D.C. Annual Meeting
April 22, 1999 5:30 p.m.

Speaker: The Honorable Anthony Williams
Mayor: Washington, DC

Phillips Flagship Restaurant
900 Water Street, SW 20024
Metro to L'Enfant Plaza Station

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Apr 6 (Tue) 1:00 p.m., D.C. Affairs Committee Meeting, LWVDC, 1234 Mass. Ave., NW
Apr 7 (Wed) 10:00 a.m., LWVDC Board Meeting, LWVUS, 1730 M Street, NW
Apr 8 (Thu) see below, Super Senior Day at Iona House, call 202/966-1055 for information
Apr 12 (Mon) 6:30 p.m., Health Committee Meeting, LWVDC, 1234 Mass. Ave., NW
Apr 13 (Tue), Deadline, DC Voter: May
Apr 13 (Tue) noon, Unit Council Meeting, LWVDC, 1234 Mass. Ave., NW
Apr 14 (Wed) 10:00 a.m., Education Committee Meeting, LWVDC, 1234 Mass. Ave., NW
Apr 14 (Wed) 11:00 a.m., I.R. Committee: Great Decisions, LWVUS, Goodman Room, see below
Apr 16 (Fri), Deadline: Annual Mtg Reservations
Apr 17 (Sat) 4:00 p.m., Coalition for D.C. Representation, Xi Omega Center, 441114th St., NW, call 202/829-1565
Apr 19 (Mon) 10:00 a.m., Court Hearing: D.C. Representation, U.S. Courthouse, 3rd & Constitution, NW. Room 3
Apr 22 (Thu) 5:30 p.m., D.C. League Annual Meeting, Phillips Flagship Restaurant, Speaker: Mayor Anthony Williams
Apr 25 (Sun) 5:30 & 8 p.m., Creative Workshops & Coffeehouse, Trinity College, call Tarisai 202/347-3020
Apr 27-29, Units: UN Treaties in Trouble, see calendar below

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Unit Calendar: April 1999

Chevy Chase, Knollwood, 6200 Oregon Avenue, NW Virginia Oglesby, 202/347-3020, Apr 28 (Wed) 9:45 a.m.
Northeast Day,
Woodridge Library, 18th & Benning Road, Apr 29 (Thu) 12:45 p.m.
Northwest Day,
Iona House, Jeannette Miller, 202/347-3020, Apr 27 (Tue) 1:00 p.m.
Eve, call for directions, Joan Domike, 202/347-3020, Apr 29 (Thu) 7:30 p.m.
Southwest, 560 N Street, SW, Grace Savage, 202/347-3020, Apr 27 (Tue) 9:45 a.m.
, Trinity College dormitory, Stephanie Dorko, 202/347-3020, Apr 13 (Tue) 9:00 p.m.
Upper 16th St., call for directions Paula McKann, 202/347-3020, Apr 28 (Wed) 9:45 a.m.

April Units consider “U.N. Treaties in Trouble.”

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April Unit Meetings to Discuss “U.N. Treaties in Trouble”

A "legislative priorities survey" recently mailed out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee solicited opinion on a variety of public policy issues. Included were questions on social security, education, medicare/medicaid, tax policy, and the environment. Foreign policy was apparently not even a consideration. A similar poll circulated by the National Republican Senatorial Committee contained two foreign policy questions: What priority do you place on "getting the U.S. out of the U.N."? Should U.S. troops "serve under the U.N. flag and under a foreign commander"?

The League of Women Voters, by contrast, remains committed to supporting the U.N.. At its January meeting to adopt legislative priorities for 1999, the LWVUS Board voted to include as a level two priority "action in support of full U.S. payment of its arrears to the U.N.." In addition, the "LWVUS will be alert to opportunities for effective action on a limited number of other key issues such as the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)."

This evidence of continued commitment and action by our national organization is welcome, particularly to all of us who lack voting representation in Congress simply because we live in the nation's capital. Some, in fact, would like the LWVUS to be more proactive on U.N. issues, but recognize that, in the absence of recent updating of our U.N. position, the LWVUS Board lacks solid ground for speaking out on many controversial issues relating to the U.N.. Among these are U.N. peacekeeping, modifying or eliminating the veto, and new ways to meet U.N. expenses.

Surprisingly, the League's U.N. position makes no reference to human rights, although it can be argued that human rights remain at the core of League program. Nor does the League have a position on the International Criminal Court (ICC), whose statute was adopted at a U.N.-sponsored "Conference of Plenipotentiaries" in Rome last June, without the signature of the United States. As explained by LWVUS Board member Eleanor Revelle, "we have not looked into the issue in any depth".

In the absence of a national-level restudy of our U.N. position, as we proposed at Convention 98, or a League-wide study of such new issues as the ICC, LWVDC has attempted to conduct its own limited review of certain U.N. functions. A recent telephone call from a League member in Moscow, Idaho, reminds us that we are not the only League trying to keep up to date on U.N. issues — see also box. In earlier years we conducted Unit Meetings on U.N. efforts in peacekeeping and development. This year we are concentrating on the U.N.'s work in the field of human rights. Unit Meetings in November discussed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as two key unratified human rights treaties negotiated through the U.N. with strong U.S. leadership — the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

One outcome of the November Unit Meetings was the LWVDC Board decision to help add the voice of the nation's capital to the record of other cities and counties that have supported ratification of CEDAW. On February 25, President Luci Murphy sent a letter to Council Chairman Linda Cropp urging the Council to enact such a resolution. Copies were sent to the other Councilmembers, the President, the D.C. Delegate, and the Mayor.

Preparing for the November Unit meetings awakened the I.R. Committee to the existence of many other U.N.-sponsored treaties that are also clearly in trouble. The Statute of the ICC remains unsigned by the U.S. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) has been signed but still awaits a hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before the Senate can give its advice and consent to ratification. Even the U.N. Charter, drawn up following World War II with strong leadership from the U.S., has been flouted by the U.S. through its failure to resolve an outstanding debt of over $1 billion.

These "U.N. Treaties in Trouble" will be the focus of our Unit discussion in April. Included as an insert in this DC Voter is the background material on the CTBT and on U.S.-U.N. Relations. You will want to refer also to the insert in the March DC Voter concerning the ICC. These papers are summaries prepared by I.R. Committee members of presentations made by recognized experts at open Committee-sponsored meetings held in recent months. Another insert is the annual report prepared by Margery Cohen, LWVUS U.N. Observer, which this year also focuses on human rights. As Congress turns its attention again to foreign policy matters, these issues will be on the nation's agenda, regardless of surveys.

At the April Unit Meetings, we hope to introduce our members to some of the nuances surrounding these issues, without attempting to reach any new consensus. Our goal is for our members to arrive at informed opinions on whether to join the ICC, on how to push Sen. Helms to hold hearings on the CTBT, and on where the responsibility lies for our failure to pay our U.N. arrears. We hope also to receive your suggestions for the future focus of our committee's work. Be ready to respond to the following questions: Should we again attempt to place the U.N. on the League's national study agenda? Should we broaden our scope to include other LWV International Relations positions? Or narrow it to just one complex issue like the ICC? Join us for what promises to be a timely and substantive discussion of some issues that won't go away — Sheila Keeny, Chair, I.R. Committee

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Committee Updates

Education Committee

Due to the snow the March meeting had to be canceled. The speaker, Terry Bullech, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. at 1234 Massachusetts Avenue office. She is to talk about special education services in the DCPS. Come join us.

The Safeway and Giant receipts were delivered to Garrison Elementary School. — Kathy Schmidt, chair

International Relations

April Units. Units this month focus on "U.N. Treaties in Trouble." See above for more information.

Great Decisions. There will be a Great Decisions meeting on Wednesday, April 14, from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. when Evelyn Falkowski will lead our discussion of "Japan in Crisis." Place: Rosalie Goodman Room, LWVUS. Call Janet Burmester for more information (202/347-3020). —Sheila Keeny, chair

National Program/Making Democracy Work

Under the national program agenda, LWVUS has completed its report on the future of medicare. See the separate report on this matter in this issue.

After the February DC Voter was put to bed I received the formal report of the LWVUS board meeting in January. It elaborated on the legislative priorities which I addressed last month (based on an advance communication from National). It also provided the following guidance which is provided for your general information:

Guidelines for LWVUS Endorsement of Initiatives Sponsored by Other Organizations (Afghanistan)

"The LWVUS board approved the following guidelines for LWVUS endorsement of initiatives sponsored by other organizations. The League receives a number of such requests on a wide variety of issues.

"If the issue in question is national or international in scope, the LWVUS is the appropriate level to endorse the initiative. If the LWVUS declines to endorse the initiative, endorsement by state or local leagues will not be appropriate. The LWVUS will endorse such an initiative if:

  • the action will further a current LWVUS advocacy priority; and/or
  • LWVUS endorsement would enhance an important relationship with the organization making the request; and
  • resource demands associated with the endorsement are compatible with efforts to achieve current LWVUS advocacy goals. In evaluating the impact of the endorsement on league resources, the LWVUS will consider implications for the LWVUS-LWVEF office, the LWVUS board, and state and local Leagues.

Based on these guidelines, the board declined to endorse the Feminist Majority Campaign to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan."

Turning to preparations for our annual meeting, I am preparing my annual report, which reviews highlights of the year with respect to the issue of D.C. Full Voting Representation in Congress. It will be released at the Annual Meeting. Kathy Schmidt brings you up to date with respect to the Coalition (see below). — Barbara Yeomans

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The Coalition has appointed Arthur Murphy director. He has already met with the steering committee and a strategic planning session group as well as with the temporary board of directors. A logo has been approved. A web site has been designed and may be found at It includes information about the coalition, a petition to be signed, a way to make a donation to the coalition, other information, and other links. A printed brochure will be available for distribution after April 1.

The goal is to gain for the citizens of the District of Columbia full voting representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate. Members of the coalition are committed to non-violence and mutual respect.

The organizational structure will be determined at a meeting March 20 or at the following one.

Some public relations information will be released in conjunction with the April 19, 1999, hearing of oral arguments by both sides in the two law suits before the federal district court.

One of the supporters of the Coalition, Alpha Kappa Alpha is sponsoring a meeting about the mission and goals of the Coalition for DC Representation in Congress on Saturday, April 17, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Xi Omega Center, 4411 14th Street, NW. All are welcome. For further information call 829-1565.

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LWVUS Releases Report to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, February 1999

On February 22, 1999, LWVUS held a briefing for the media and policy community. It announced release of its report, "How Americans Talk About Medicare Reform: The Public Voice." This event was held in a public forum room in the Senate Hart Office Building and was televised.

The report represents the culmination of the 1998 public education project conducted jointly by the LWVUS Education Fund and The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. D.C. Leaguers will recall that LWVUS conducted over 300 community dialogues and 10 public meetings to hear citizens' views. Specialized focus groups were also conducted. The above-noted report reflects the views of 6,500 citizens on Medicare and options for reform, with more views coming in to LWVUS.

We had the benefit of distinguished participants in the briefing. Dr. Drew Altman, President of Kaiser Family Foundation provided an overview. Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, as Chair of the LWVUS Education Fund and Melissa Durr, LWVUS Education Fund Trustee summarized key findings. Michael Perry of Lake Snell Perry and Associates and John Deardourff of the Media Company presented results of the focus groups held to assess the public's understanding of the problems facing medicare, their views on possible options for reform and the values that shape their opinions. Two members of the Medicare, Senators Jay Rockefeller and Bill Frist, provided individual comments.

Below is a summary of key findings. The League's report is on file at the LWVDC office, along with a very special report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, "Medicare Restructuring: The HEHBP Model," prepared for the Foundation by Mark Merlis, Institute for Health Policy Solutions. At the end of this article is information on obtaining copies.

LWVUS President Jefferson-Jenkins noted how the League was uniquely positioned to address the issue, emphasizing strength as a grass-roots organization, our wide membership through 1100 local leagues, our nonpartisan history, the public trust gained by the League, and our ability to conduct public meetings.

In general participants in the League's project are confused about the problem and are not well informed on basic facts. According to the LWVUS press release, the League found that:

"people value Medicare and talk about it in the same positive way as Social Security; people want waste, fraud and abuse addressed first, before they consider other options for change; people appear ready to support some of the specific options (i.e. [sic.], adding prescription drug coverage to Medicare even if it means paying more), but are not ready for others (i.e., [sic.] raising costs for all Medicare beneficiaries regardless of income); people have doubts about options with uncertain consequences, but seem willing to consider new ideas if they get information to measure these options against their core values (fairness, responsibility, efficiency, and access)."

Senator Frist did not reveal much of his personal thinking but he did indicate a need to cover prescription drugs in some manner. He also recognize the need to clarify the dialogue and shift from unwarranted focus on eliminating waste, fraud and abuse. This comment seemed to have been prompted by observations of Mr. Deardourff. He believes that the national media attention to this matter has so permeated thinking that the actual problem is exaggerated in peoples' minds.

Senator Rockefeller gave a brief but compelling presentation. He emphasized the moral imperative governing his judgments, namely protecting those with low income levels in West Virginia. There the average total gross income is about $10,000 per year. After payout for all medical-related expenses, the balance remaining for all other purposes is about $8,000 per year. He said there was no margin for error in reforming Medicare. He cautioned people not to view medicare, as a generic entity; rather, one needs to look at the parts to see what is advantageous for each and how changes might be phased in. For example, graduate training of physicians is financed through Medicare. He expressed concern about subjecting it to the normal appropriations process and the whims of a few individuals in Congress. Senator Rockefeller does not believe that all of the decisions must be made in the text two weeks or two months.

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Ordering Reports:

LWVUS Pub. #1092, "How Americans Talk About Medicare Reform: The Public Voice," $5.00 ($4.00 for members); LWV Pub Sales, P.O. Box 540, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 (Toll-free phone 1-888-287-7424)

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Report #1461, "Medicare Restructuring: The FEHBP Model" (#1462, Summary); free; Washington Office: 202/347-5270; 1450 G. Street NW, Suite 250 ( ) — Barbara T. Yeomans, 3rd Vice President (National Program)

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General Meeting: Council Chair Defends Amendments to D.C. Comprehensive Plan

In room 700-South of One Judiciary Square, Council Chair Linda Cropp addressed the February 17 general meeting on the D.C. Comprehensive Plan. Visitors included Councilmembers-at-Large Harold Brazil and Phil Mendelson, and Rick Rybeck of the D.C. Department of Public Works.

Ms. Cropp defended the swiftness of the Council's controversial amendments to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan late last December. She explained that under the Home Rule Charter, the comprehensive plan has only a four-year life and was about to expire, and the Council acted on the recommendations of the outgoing administration of Mayor Marion Barry. She pointed out that the new mayor can initiate amendments which then may be adopted by the Council. (For a discussion of the plan and the 1998 amendments, see the Office of Planning two-page insert.)

Reviewing the "good" news and the "bad" news, Ms. Cropp noted that the District of Columbia has been able to wipe out its accumulated deficit of $300 million. But, she said, this was only made possible by pulling back from providing government services, by not overspending the budget. She said that while the national economy and spending restraints have for the present time resulted in a better financial picture for the District, in the "out years" only increased revenue will allow improvements. To increase services and build up and maintain District infrastructure, we need to "make our economy grow." The Comprehensive Plan ought to be the design for how we want the District to develop economically and as a place to live, reflecting community, business, a and individual interests. The plan can promote the tax base by strengthening neighborhoods, providing business incentives, and determining the optimal amount of downtown residential housing.

Turning to other issues facing the District, Ms. Cropp defended council's support for the Mt. Vernon location of the projected convention center. She said it is supported by the majority of residents in the neighborhood, is the less expensive site, and while the projected cost is higher than originally estimated due to federal height limitations, the center is vital to the economic well-being of the District.

Ms. Cropp proposed that the Home Rule Charter be reviewed, and then she mentioned several proposals for revision that have been raised. She commended the League for backing the voting representation lawsuit, and indicated her strong support for D.C. voting representation in Congress.

Council member Phil Mendelson urged those in attendance to study the need for restructuring the Council. Two groups, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the Appleseed Foundation, have recently made recommendations.

Mr. Mendelson also reflected concern for the necessity for improving Council oversight of the Executive. He pointed out that executives in the administration are not particularly forthcoming in response to the Council requests for information regarding the execution of programs mandated by Council legislation. These questions were also raised in the DC League's consideration which would appear to be appropriate at this time.

The meeting was arranged by the D.C. Affairs Committee, Anna Marsh, vice president for local program, chaired.

— Joan Domike, Kathy Schmidt, and Barbara Yeomans

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Annual Meeting:

Members should have received by now a packet of information about our annual meeting and some items which need to be voted on. These include the budget, nominations for Board, local program, and a proposed dues increase. If you did not receive your packet, please call the office at 202/347-3020.

League of Women Voters of D.C. Annual Meeting
April 22, 1999 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: The Honorable Anthony Williams
Mayor: Washington, DC
Phillips Flagship Restaurant, 900 Water Street, SW 20024

Reservations must be received by Friday, April 16. Phone calls will be accepted, but no late reservations will be accepted.

Garage parking below the restaurant and also across the street, both at $5.00. Closest metro stop is L'Enfant Plaza, 2 long blocks away (blue, orange, and green lines).

Mayor Williams will be speaking at 6:00 p.m. Therefore, we ask that all members be seated by this time. Note: Members are not required to buy dinner, but may attend the meeting at no cost. The business meeting will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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LWV/The National Capital Area

NCA President: Naomi Glass, 202/686-0124. Editor: Forest Williams.

PROGRAM. The Water Resources Committee report has had its first distribution and is receiving tremendous interest and commendation. (For example, the D.C. Council requested that we testify at relevant budget hearings this month.) The D.C. Revitalization Committee is preparing for Spring consensus meetings. Again, check your League's calendar to find out when and where. Reminder: If you can't get to your own League's meetings, you are always welcome to attend other Leagues' meetings. Building on the results of information from local leagues and NCA committees, the Board will recommend to the Annual Meeting that the work of both these committees continue, and that a renewed focus on land-use/transportation be initiated. These efforts would, of course, depend on member participation.

NCA Income Resources. As previously reported, increased program activity has eaten into our meager reserves. The Board feels that in order to sustain increased activity in program areas and in interleague coordination, it must recommend a small increase of 30 cents in PMP, as well as an increase from zero in fund-raising activities.

Notes. Don't miss the article on Congressional representation for D.C. in the March-April issue of The National Voter. Also, now is the time to make your reservation for the May 8 NCA Convention or call Mary Elizabeth Gordon, 703-280-5186.

You are invited to attend...
May 8, 1999, at 10:00 a.m., at the Channel Inn
650 Water Street, SW; Washington, DC
By Metro: Waterfront Station (Green Line)
Hear: Jane Gruenebaum, Executive Director, LWVUS, speak on her vision of the future of the League
Cost: $20 per person — registration and brunch Free parking in the hotel garage

Send your name, address and the name of your League in an envelope along with your check or money order to: Mary Elizabeth Gordon, 3314 Parkside Terrace, Fairfax, VA 22031. Questions? Call her at 703-280-5186.

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New Members: Rose McCullough, Joyce Miller, Julia L. Sayles, Kathleen H. Shea
Welcome back to: Anne Anderson, Ruth Logue, Etta Marshall, Lillian Smuckler

We regret to report the death of member Alice Ball. Alice had been a member of the League since 1988 and had been chair of the Chevy Chase Unit.

We also regret to report the death of the husband of one of our stalwart members, Natalie Howard. Mr. Darnley Howard died Thursday, March 11.

Also, we just learned that Harriet Short is recovering from a fall which occurred some time ago. She is staying temporarily with her sister, and can be reached at 202-829-0690. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Thanks for the donations! Eugenia Bunch, Roberta Johnson, Stanley Sloss

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LWVDC Dues Increase Recommended

As the LWVDC Budget Committee prepared the FY 1999-2000 budget, it became apparent that expenses would again exceed income. This consideration as well as other factors have led the LWVDC budget committee to recommend a dues increase of $5.00 per member for the next fiscal year bringing LWVDC dues up to $45. In spite of inflation and rising costs, LWVDC dues have remained steady for over ten years. However, when delegates to the LWVUS convention voted last June to raise local League per-member payments by $2.00 the balance tipped. This combination of factors has put an additional strain on League resources. Over the past several years the Board has dipped into reserves to balance the budget.

The proposed dues increase, as endorsed by Board members at its March meeting, is subject to approval by League members at the annual meeting Thursday, April 22. The Board also agrees that the dues increase take effect at the beginning of the fiscal year, April 1. The bulk of members' dues are received in April, therefore April dues notices will be delayed until action is taken by the membership at the annual meeting, April 22.

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To Join the League of Women Voters

Please print out and return this form, together with dues (check payable to D.C. League of Women Voters), to: LWVDC, 1234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D C 20005.

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Super Senior Nominee for 1999

Super Senior Nominee for 1999 is our one and only...Naomi Glass! Naomi exemplifies the involved and concerned citizen who is actively engaged in her neighborhood, the city-at-large and metropolitan area activities. Naomi has been a member of the LWVDC since the late 1960's and has served in numerous capacities in the DC League, including presidency. She currently serves as our treasurer. She is also president of the National Capital Area League. Her educational training is in mathematics and experimental psychology. Previously, she worked as Budget Officer for the DC Department of Finance and Revenue and then as Special Assistant to the Director of that agency. We are pleased to nominate Naomi Glass for Super Senior Day 1999 for her striving to help us achieve our goal in "Making Democracy Work."

Readers Beyond LWVDC, Please Note: We are sending this DC Voter to State League Presidents and known U.N. supporters in many local Leagues as our contribution to any U.N. studies they may be undertaking. If you are such a recipient, we would appreciate any feedback.

Gathering for a Just and Inclusive Community
April 15, 5:30 p.m.
Luther Place Memorial Church, Thomas Circle, NW
Mary Anne Luby, 202/872-1494

Apr 24 (Sat) Earth Day Festival
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Eastern High School (17th & E. Capitol Sts, NE)
202/234-5324 or 202/234-0591.

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The DC Voter is a monthly publication of the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia. It is available either through membership ($40.00/year) or through direct subscription ($10.00 per year). President, Luci Murphy, Treasurer, Naomi Glass; Editor, Virginia Spatz (email:
LWVDC, 1234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005. 202/347-3020. Fax: 202/347-2522.
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