Calendar

2020-2021 Event Calendar for LWVGTA

LWVGTA Board Meeting

Wed. January 13th, 12noon

Program: How We Failed to Protect Our Health and Our Water from Toxic Chemicals – PBB and PFAS

Speaker: Dave Dempsey, author & policy advisor for FLOW
Tues. January 19th, 12noon to 1:30pm
Access via TC Media Facebook and the LWVGTA Facebook page
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LWVGTA Board Meeting

Wed. February 10th, 12noon

Program: Integrity of Your Vote – a Discussion of the Politics of Voting

Tues. February 16th, 12noon to 1:30pm
Access via TC Media Facebook and the LWVGTA Facebook page

LWVGTA Board Meeting

Wed. March 10th, 12noon

Program: Money in Politics

Tues. March 16th 12noon to 1:30pm
Access via TC Media Facebook and the LWVGTA Facebook page

Program: Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (Anti-Gerrymandering Commission)

Discussion with Donna Hornberger who is on the committee to oversee the Commission’s work
Tues. April 20th 12noon to 1:30pm
Access via TC Media Facebook and the LWVGTA Facebook page

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More Information about PFAS

PFAS are a local issue as we see them contaminating wells in our neighborhoods.  In an “Our View” editorial in the October 23, 2020 Record Eagle, a peer review study  – published by Environmental Working Group – estimated that the majority of U.S. homes have PFAS contaminated water.

Locally, the wells of the Pine Grove Neighborhood of 20 homes and a business – have been found to have high levels of PFAS.  In addition, wells that serve the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station and the Cherry Capital Airport have been found to have high levels of PFAS. 

These chemicals do not break down and can spread through soil, water and air. They can accumulate in our bodies and cause health risks.

It is important to be knowledgeable about this threat to our health and our environment.  Dave Dempsey has a long history as an environmental policy advisor but he is also a gifted author and storyteller.