May 2-3, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn
Auburn, Alabama

This convention was for everyone, members and non-members.

LWVAL's 2015 Transparency in Government Award

The League of Women Voters of Alabama selected former Public Service Commissioner Terry Dunn to receive its first Transparency in Government award. Mr. Dunn accepted the award at the League's biennial convention May 2-3 in Auburn. We salute Mr. Dunn for his role in urging transparent, on-the-record hearings, rather than informal meetings, not used anywhere else in the country, when the Public Service Commission began review of return on equity for the state's three regulated utilities in 2013-2014. Mr. Dunn also successfully advocated for a second assistant attorney general to represent utility customers as well as voting for stronger ethics guidelines for commissioners and PSC employees.Read the media advisory.

Crime and Punishment in Alabama: The Court System, The Prison System, and Alternatives to Incarceration
On Saturday, May 2, the league held an in-depth discussion of the AL Prison System with an expert panel. We explored solutions to the problems plaguing prisons, ways to bring about a more just court system, alternatives to incarceration, and more. Get the news covering this event, including panelist biographies, video and audio from the symposium, and questions to panelists posed by attendees. (We will post answers to those questions as available.)

Convention Business
Congratulations to LWVAL Convention 2015 delegates! As you conducted the business of the convention, you determined the course of the League of Women Voters in Alabama for the next biennium! Here is the LWVAL business that you discussed and on which you voted at LWVAL Convention 2015. LWVAL documents - budget, bylaws, and program - and LWVAL board member list will be updated soon to reflect the results of your votes. (Note: The 2015-2017 budget, bylaws changes, program, and incoming board of directors will take effect on June 1, 2015, the beginning of the new fiscal year.)

Thank you to all who attended - delegates, members, and guests - for making this convention a great success!