Saturday, April 11, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - The League of Women Voters of Georgia has established a new chapter in Gwinnett County, with almost two dozen founding members.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages participation in government, works to increase understanding of major issues and influences policy through education and advocacy.
Chapter President Steffini Bethea, a Snellville resident, said the Gwinnett organization plans to provide much-needed information about the county's pressing issues and candidates for elected office.
"Gwinnett has grown very rapidly and has become much more complex," Bethea said. "We need intermediaries to pull people together and keep them aware of what's going on."
The chapter intends to focus its efforts on two issues: access to health care and the prevention of domestic violence. Its next meeting will be 7 p.m. April 23 at the Publix Shopping Center at 1030 Old Peachtree Road N.W. in Lawrenceville. Potential new members are urged to attend.
"We are thrilled with the energy and focus of the Gwinnett group," said Polly McKinney, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Georgia. "If you live in Gwinnett and are interested in addressing the county's challenges in a healthy, pro-active, nonpartisan fashion, then the Gwinnett League is the place to be."
For more information, call 678-768-8136 or e-mail email@example.com.