Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Knoxville, Oak Ridge women voter leagues to host amendments forum

Information about the proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot will be discussed in a voter forum Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Pollard Auditorium on the Oak Ridge Associated Universities campus, 120 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge. The forum is free and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge and Knoxville are partnering with the Oak Ridge Branch of American Association of University Women and the Women’s Interfaith Dialogue of Oak Ridge to present the forum.

Corinne Rovetti, co-director and family nurse practitioner for the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health, will address Amendment 1 which deals with reproductive choice. Judy Cornett, distinguished professor, College of Law, University of Tennessee, will speak to Amendment 2 which proposes a change in the selection of appellate judges. Sherry Davis Kasper, professor of Economics, Maryville College, will discuss Amendment 3 which would prohibit any tax on earned income.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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