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November VOTER Newsletter is Here
LWVD General Meeting - CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS
- Thursday, November 30, 2017
- 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- Lochwood Library
- 11221 Lochwood Boulevard
- Dallas 75218
Parking is free. (If you are interested in carpooling, please call Eileen Rosenblum at 469-879-8801.)
We are assembling a panel to discuss the issues surrounding Confederate Memorials. The program will be
moderated by Stephanie Lucero, Development Director of Dallas CAN Academy.
The recent national controversies over Confederate monuments resulted in local tensions focused primarily
on the Robert E. Lee statue in Lee Park, which is a City of Dallas property. Mayor Mike Rawlings appointed
a task force which issued recommendations on August 24, 2017. A recommendation to remove the statue
was completed, and the park has been renamed Oak Lawn Park, which was another recommendation.
It will be interesting to get an update on the progress of the remaining recommendations and to hear the
issues surrounding their implementation. See the Memorandum here.
LWVD Holiday Open House & New Member Welcome
- Wednesday, December 6, 2017
- Noon - 3:00 p.m.
- League Office Training Room
- 6060 N Central Expwy, Suite 500
- Dallas 75206
22nd Annual Susan B. Anthony Awardee Ruel M. Hamilton
Ruel M. Hamilton is the Chairman and Founder of AmeriSouth Realty Group. As a real estate developer Ruel has taken a holistic
approach to his real estate endeavors. He has been rehabilitating run-down apartment complexes for 23 years with the goal of transforming neighborhoods. He has taken an approach with his development in the last 12 years around one high
school feeding pattern - Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, including the two junior highs, and all of the elementary schools that feed into the high school. He funds food banks, after- school programs, and free rent for non-profits and churches in each complex, as well as keeping the units fresh and affordable. He has made close to $400K in contributions in the past 18 months to the Dallas Independent School District for their programs in the feeding pattern as well.
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