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Issues and Eggs Information

What is Issues and Eggs?

Issues and Eggs is a community breakfast forum sponsored annually by the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson since 2014. The purpose is to bring together individuals from across Southern Arizona to increase understanding of a major public policy issue that affects our community and to be challenged to take small individual actions toward making improvements. We bring together local leaders as panelists who are directly involved in each year's selected topic to provide insight and reality from their perspectives. Funds raised at this event benefit the League's community voter service projects in Greater Tucson.

SAVE the DATE - FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019

Our sixth annual Issues and Eggs forum will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Topic to be determined.

None of this would be accomplished without the active participation of our members. There are a number of ways that Leaguers can be engaged in Issues and Eggs:
1. Topics Committee: Research and select topics and plan the program for the event.
2. Sponsorship Committee: Ask community organizations for sponsorships. Follow-up.
3. Invitation and program design
4. Address and mail invitations
5. Invite your friends and neighbors to the event; attend yourself, too.
6. Greet guests and provide registration check-in at the event
7. Help with distribution of and gather question cards from the audience for the event moderator.

All interested LWVGT members are invited to our 2019 organizational committee meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the League office at 800 N. Swan, Suite 126.

For more information contact Issues and Events Coordinator, Carol West at League@LWVGT.org

2018 Issues and Eggs RECAP

The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson hosted its Annual Issues & Eggs Breakfast Friday, March 2nd at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Over 250 individuals participated, making this our most successful breakfast forum in the event's 5 - year history.

This year's topic was "Health of Our Children in Poverty: Why We Must Care." Our children are our future and how we invest in their emotional, psychological, and physical health is essential so they can recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

Four health policy and program experts provided information on how the lack of health care coverage affects our children; they highlighted successful programs and shared what we can do as concerned community members. Bruce Dusenberry served as the panel moderator and panelists included Mimi Coomler/ Tucson Medical Center, Dr. Tatyana Farietta-Murray/ Cenpatico Integrated Care, Dr. Francisco Garcia, Pima County, and Dr. Nancy Johnson/ El Rio Community Health Center.

Dr. Garcia's Presentation (click here)