12/24/2013 11:02:00 AM Learn about public policy making Jan. 4
The League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County kicks off the new year with a free educational presentation on the American Legislative Exchange Council and Common Cause and public policy making at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Las Fuentes Resort Village, Prescott.
Pamela Jones, recent past president of the Republican Women, and Harriet Young, a retired Political Science professor, will answer questions about the two organizations from the League moderator, and will answer written questions collected from the audience.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is the country's largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state policymakers, bringing together nearly one-third of the country's state legislators and hundreds of leading industry experts and policy analysts to share ideas and experiences with their counterparts around the country, evaluate how policies work in other states and learn from others' challenges.
Common Cause is one of the most active and effective nonprofit organizations working for political change in America. Common Cause strives to strengthen our democracy by empowering their members, supporters and the general public to take action on critical policy issues.
With nearly 400,000 members and supporters and 35 state organizations, Common Cause remains committed to honest, open and accountable government, as well as encouraging citizen participation in democracy.
The meeting takes place at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, from 9-11:30 a.m. and is open to the public.
For more information, call Vicky O'Hara at 928-708-0608.