The St. Croix League of Women Voters USVI Unit was re-established on Saturday, July 24. During this organizational meeting, the group selected St. Croix attorney Genevieve Whitaker as its new St. Croix unit leader. Whitaker will spearhead the St. Croix Unit’s 2010 Voter Education activities, which will include joining the St. Thomas-St. John League’s pre-election televised interviews with candidates running for senatorial and gubernatorial seats.
Whitaker has served in various capacities in the Virgin Islands government, private and nonprofit sectors, as well as legal counsel in the 27th Legislature. Also a radio personality, she is the co-host, producer and co-creator of AM970’s “Money, Talk, and More” youth radio program. Whitaker has participated in a number of speaking engagements on the topics in the areas of women’s and children’s rights, international law, local government law, property tax law and other areas. As the new unit president, she plans to work closely with the League’s territorial board members.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.