A meeting for a revived League of Women Voters (LWV) chapter in Shelton will take place Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Ave.
The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of local public policy issues. The LWV does not endorse any candidates or political parties.
Increasing voter knowledge and participation
The goal of the organization is to increase voter knowledge and participation, according to LWV publicity material. The group includes both women and men.
The Bridgeport Area League of Women Voters has been inactive in Shelton for many years, but has been vibrant in the four other communities it serves — Bridgeport, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
In those three other communities, the LWV has organized candidate forums and voter registration drives, distributed voters guides with information from the campaigns of candidates up for election, and provided other services.
Potential activities for the new group
The Nov. 13 meeting will include an overview of the ongoing activities of the Greater Bridgeport Area LWV (which includes the Shelton division), and a discussion of potential Shelton-specific activities that the new group may want to pursue.
The reviving Shelton chapter is being spearheaded by Kate Pipa of Quail Court, a near lifetime resident of Shelton, and Erica Schwarz of Montgomery Street, who moved to Shelton from the Boston area in 2013.
All Shelton residents are welcome to attend the meeting. For information contact Schwarz at 203-244-8373 or Erica_Schwarz@hotmail.com.