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Volunteer Spotlight - Ann Luther

- How did you first get involved at WERU and what was your motivation?

I first got involved more than fifteen years ago when the hosts of Women’s Windows invited me and another League member to be on their pre-election show talking about the importance of voting and civic participation. That led to the idea of a League-sponsored radio series in the run-up to the 2004 presidential election. We did that series in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 – all presidential election years – then for the first time, continued into an off year with our continuing series in 2017.  

Further, I got involved at WERU to promote the mission of the League of Women Voters – to promote civic engagement and participatory democracy, presenting information about how civic institution work and encouraging people to take an active role in civic life.

- Why do you think WERU is important and valuable to the community?

WERU is itself a civic institution – volunteer-powered and listener supported. For me, being involved with WERU is both a means of conveying information to listeners about how democracy works and also an example of how civic life works best when ordinary people are involved. To support the great work of the radio station I am, of course, a proud WERU member!

- What are you passionate about in your life and/or community?

I’m a passionate patriot and an active volunteer in the service of representative democracy. I love the American dream and the founding principles. I want us all to live up to our highest ideals and to engage each other in civil discourse as we work out the best public policy for achieving our shared goals.

- Is there anything else you’d like to share with our listeners and readers?  

I love the motto “a voice of many voices.” Happy 29th birthday, WERU!


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