The League of Women Voters of Maryland
Making Democracy Work
The League of Women Voters is dedicated to providing well-researched and unbiased information so that all voters may become better informed. Browse this website to learn more about issues, events, and your elected representatives. You can also:
- Sign up for our Free Email Action Alerts and Newsletters
- Register on this site. All LWV members in Maryland should register.
During Elections, the League of Women Voters assists people to become more informed participants in their community and their government by
- producing Voters Guides;
- assisting at voter registration drives and providing information about voting;
- and hosting forums for candidates.
The LWV also
- researches issues such as transportation, housing, environmental concerns, campaign reform, etc. then produces Fact Sheets;
- conducts community forums on local, state, and national issues;
- distributes informational brochures and pamphlets;
- and provides information about government on the national, state, and local levels.
In 2015, shortly after the Governor appointed an 11-member Commission to study redistricting and make recommendations for improving the way it’s done in Maryland, the Commissioners traveled around the state to hear from stakeholders. Listening sessions took place in Towson, Hagerstown, Waldorf, Easton and Laurel. During legislative hearings, the Commission was criticized for not seeking input from more politically and ethnically diverse population centers. Therefore, the Commission has scheduled two more hearings for the fall....
Saturday, September 23, 2017
We are please to be joined by:
Dr. Marcie Taylor-Thoma, Past President, Middle States Council for the Social Studies who will be speaking on "The Status of Civic Education in Schools and Community"
Karen Naumann, Communication Professional, who will be sharing "An Interactive Overview of Effective Social Media Strategies, Tools and Techniques"
Barbara Sanders and Lu Pierson, Study LWVMD Co-Chairs who will be doing a Briefing on LWVMD Open Primary Election Study
9:30 am Registration and light breakfast
10:00 am Morning Workshop Sessions
Briefing on LWVMD Open Primary Election Study
Presenters: Barbara Sanders and Lu Pierson, Study Co-chairs
An Interactive Overview of Effective Social Media
Strategies, Tools and Techniques
Presenter: Karen Naumann, Communication Professional
(It is recommended that participants bring tablets or laptops)
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm The Status of Civic Education in Schools and Community
Speaker - Dr. Marcie Taylor-Thoma, Past President,
Middle States Council for the Social Studies
$25 Ticket Includes morning coffee/light breakfast, lunch, & materials
CALL TO ACTION
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Moderator: Martin Di Caro, WAMU
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Join with others from Virginia, DC and Maryland at a WMATA forum hosted by LWVNCA and the Coalition for Smarter Growth on Saturday, October 7. Hear from regional transportation experts and concerned citizens; learn and strategize about how to fund and fix WMATA so it becomes, the safe and efficient and reliable transportation system that this region depends on for our quality of live our economy and the environment.
Find out how you can be part of the solution!
Lunch will be provided, however, we will collect $10 (cash or check) at the event if you request a free lunch ticket.