LWVMD Co-President Nancy Soreng will be one of the panelists in a Telephone Town Hall on the Right to Vote. Topics will include how citizens on probation or parole can register to vote, early voting, provisional ballots, and how to find your polling place.
The League of Women Voters has created a series of videos promoting the use of the Voters' Guide and VOTE411 which are now available on YouTube:
- Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Invent the Voters' Guide.
- Solomon Chooses a Candidate
- Martha Reminds George to Read the Voters' Guide.
- Lincoln Learns about the Voters' Guide.
There were two trainings offered during Council this year, one on setting a local website up to handle membership renewals (Power Point version/PDF version) and a second on Maryland’s Health After Implementation of Health Care Reform (also offered in Power Point and PDF versions.
The League joined 38 other civil rights, faith, labor, humanitarian, social justice, and immigrant and refugee service provider organizations to send an appeal to Governor Hogan to reconsider his statement asking that Syrian refugees not to be directed to our state, and to stand with his constituents in upholding the proud tradition of welcoming with open arms those who flee persecution and death. Read our letter here.
Thirty State Leagues signed a letter to officials at the Environmental Protection Agency recommending key ways their Congress-mandated report on fracking needs to be improved. Read the letter here.
On July 16, LWVMD and our Tame the Gerrymander coalition partners commemorated the birthday of Elbridge Gerry, the namesake of the practice of gerrymandering election districts. Featured at the event was a chef who shared his recipe for Gerrymander Cake. To read the recipe, click here. To see a fifteen minute video of the event, click here.
To see a 2 minute video of the chef baking his cake click here.
Local Leagues, Prepare For The Future.
Leagues across the state are registering for a day of training on Membership Leadership Development (MLD). MLD is a collaborative national, state and local league program using Best Practices to grow membership and develop leaders.Read more
The League of Women Voters of Maryland has been invited to present expert testimony at the first public meeting of Gov. Hogan's Redistricting Reform Commission in Towson.Read more
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