Civic Engagement

CMAL Updates Position on Metropolitan Council

The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) announces its updated position on governance of the Metropolitan Council.  Based upon the report of its study committee, members of all local leagues across the metropolitan area overwhelmingly voted to support the following:

  • Appointment of Metropolitan Council members and its Chair by the Governor,
  • Fixed staggered terms for Metropolitan Council members with removal only for cause, and
  • Metropolitan  Council members should have a regional perspective, knowledge of regional issues, reflect demographic diversity and be able to meet the time requirements to serve effectively.

Washington D.C. Statehood

If you missed the September 17 presentation we called "Fixing the Hole in Our Democracy - Ending Taxation Without Representation", you can visit the website Neighbors United for DC Statehood to learn more and to find out what you can do to help the 700,000 citizens of Washington D.C. attain full civil rights.  A  print version of the PowerPoint presentation can be found here.