Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport!

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

The latest issue of The VOTER.

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League Day in Leavenworth

Join us for League Day in Leavenworth on Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at June's Northland event space.

The water study committee will meet at 8:45 a.m.

Featured speakers:
Davis Hammet of Loud Light on increasing youth civic participation in Kansas
Micah Kubic of the ACLU of Kansas, actions following Democracy Tomorrow and Let People Vote
Panel: "What I Wish I Knew Before I Ran for Office"

Register now for this annual gathering of nine local Leagues. Save $5 by registering before October 19. Due to races at the Kansas Speedway that weekend, hotel space in the area is at a premium -- book, now, if needed -- and traffic may be heavier than normal, too.

Order your League t-shirt online and pick it up at League Day. All proceeds go toward our double Centennial events in 2020.

More information can be found on the LWVK website.

Voter Suppression Hot Topic

In case you missed our Hot Topic on September 21, 2017, take a look at the video of the rousing discussion on voting suppression in Kansas from a diverse panel of voices: Rep. Brett Parker (Kansas Elections Committee), Vignesh Ganapathy (Policy Director, ACLU KS), Davis Hammet (President, Loud Light), and Rev. Eleanor McCormick (Plymouth UCC) moderated by Prof. Amii Castle.

Dues are due!

A gentle reminder: Have you renewed your dues for the 2017-2018 year? The League year runs from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Unless you saw the notices in the Voter, you may not realize it's time to pay!

We need you as an active member! Please check your last newsletter for the renewal form and surprise us by mailing your dues to our mailbox.

If you are not sure whether you have paid for this year, email our treasurer at nobledog @ aol.com and find out. If you are a new member who paid dues after Oct. 1, 2016, just relax--you will be an active member until March 31 of 2018.

Thank you!