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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

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Columbus selected as one of three cities to host Ukrainian observers

Friday, Oct. 3, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CONTACT:
Amy Pulles, (614) 837-1089

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus will host a group of six visitors from Ukraine Oct. 17-25 through a program sponsored by Open World.

The Open World Program is part of the Open World Leadership Center, established by Congress as an independent legislative branch agency in 2000, and housed in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. This program enables emerging leaders from Eurasia and the Baltic States to experience U.S. democracy and free enterprise in action in communities in the United States. Columbus is one of three U.S. cities chosen to host this year.

During their visit, participants will learn about the roles and relationships of the three branches of government at all levels, and how elected officials and civil society organizations in Columbus (which is representative of the entire country) work together to address social issues. They will also examine how the private and nonprofit sectors help meet social and civic needs.

Throughout the week, League members will have opportunities to participate in activities, although attendance will be limited.

Contact League Administrator Amy Pulles at (614) 837-1089 or vote@lwvcols.org  for further information.