Margaret Arnold and Marjorie Cole at the welcome table.
The Alferd J. Packer Memorial String Band serenades the crowd.
LWV L-DC President Cille King offers introductory remarks.
Hungry folks in the food line.
Bob Lichtwardt and Austin Turney help themselves.
VEC Co-President Patrick Wilbur gives the ground rules for candidates' stump speeches.
The crowd listens to stump speeches as evening draws on.
Candidate for US Senate Chad Taylor (Dem) addresses the crowd.
Candidates for US House of Representatives, Kansas 2nd District: Chris Clemmons (Lib, l) and a representative for Margie Wakefield (Dem, r).
Candidates for Governor: a representative for Paul Davis (Dem, l) and Keen Umbehr (Lib, r).
Candidates for Kansas Insurance Commissioner: Dennis Anderson (Dem, l) and a representative for Ken Selzer (Rep, r).
Candidates for Kansas Secretary of State: a representative for Kris Kobach (Rep, l) and Jean Schodorf (Dem, r).
Janet Waugh (Dem), candidate for Kansas State Board of Education, 1st District.
Candidates for Kansas House of Representatives, 10th District: Nich VanWyhe (Rep, above) and John Wilson (Dem, below).
Candidates for Kansas House of Representatives, 45th District: Dennis "Boog" Highberger (Dem, l) and J. Douglas Robinson (Rep, r).
Connie O'Brien (Rep), candidate for Kansas House of Representatives, 42nd District.
Ann Mah (Dem), candidate for Kansas House of Representives, 53rd District.
Laura D. Routh, 2014 Recipient of the Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award by the LWV L-DC. The Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters selected Laura D. Routh to receive the 2014 Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award.
2014 Fluker Award recipient Laura Routh (L) with LWV L-DC Co-President Cille King (R)
Read an announcement in the Lawrence Journal-World here.
Celebration of the 93rd Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, August 24, 2013.
More than forty League members joined co-sponsors and guests on Saturday, August 24, 2013, to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of adding the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Speakers included State Senator Marci Francisco, County Clerk Jamie Shew, MadreLawrence's Leslie Soden, and League co-president David Burress. Their messages honored past achievements in national and Kansas history while emphasizing present-day challenges to voting rights, especially in Kansas.
The program included a dramatic reading of selections from Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "Declaration of Sentiments," adopted in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention. Christine Smith, Lee Ketzel, Laura Routh, and Marjorie Cole participated. In addition, Marlene Merrill and members of the Lawrence Civic Choir, assisted by singer and guitarist Lilly Mason, led group singing of suffrage songs set to familiar tunes.
Co-sponsors with the League were the Douglas County Older Women's League, MadreLawrence, Lawrence NOW, and Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice. Watch for the September Voter's more detailed report.
Read a story about the celebration in the Lawrence Journal-World.
Office of the Mayor
WHEREAS: The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920, which granted American women the right to vote; and
WHEREAS: Seventy-two years after the Seneca Falls Convention, the 19th Amendment finalized women's right to vote, one of the last barriers to women's enfranchisement in the United States, and empowered women to allow their voices to be heard through the political process; and
WHEREAS: Today, ninety-three years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women are making a difference in our local, state, and national elections by ensuring that their votes are cast to effect change at all levels of government;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael Dever, Mayor of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, do hereby recognize the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and celebrate the women who worked tirelessly to advance the causes of justice, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans, regardless of gender.
Michael Dever, Mayor
August 20, 2013
Download a copy of David's remarks [pdf].
Download a copy of Leslie's remarks [pdf].
League members at the Education Study Consensus Meeting on November 5th. L-R: Hilda Enoch, Study Committee member Marjorie Cole, and Committee chair David Burress.
Lawrence City Manager David Corliss speaks to League members at a Brown Bag Lunch held at the Lawrence Carnegie Library on October 12th.
League members in attendance at the Brown Bag Lunch on October 12th.
League members enjoying the 2011 Annual Meeting luncheon.
2011 Annual Meeting speaker, Paul Johnson, LWVK Legislative Observer.
Newly elected Board at 2011 Annual Meeting. L-R: David Burress, Milton Scott (Vice President), Bob Duver, Kay Hale (Presient), Marjorie Cole (Treasurer), Chris Lempa, Ruth Lichtwardt, and James Dunn. (Not pictured: Carrie Lindsey, Bonnie Dunham, Carol Jacobson, and Caleb Morse.)