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    Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 04:00 PM · 31 rsvps
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    November DEI Book Club

    DEI Book Club When: Tuesday, November 29th at 4pm (Virtual)   Book:One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus When: Tuesday, November 29th at 4pm (Virtual) 

    Book:One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus 

    The DEI Book club is back! In honor of November being Native American Heritage Month we are reading One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus. A novel about "The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world". Please join us as we continue our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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    Rally at the Supreme Court

    Rally at the United States Supreme Court Wednesday, Dec 7thThe League of Women Voters of the United States filed an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in the Moore v. Harper case against the “independent state legislature theory” (ISLT), a theory that would remove the checks and balances of our democracy and give state legislatures complete authority to rewrite the rules of how federal elections are run at the state level. LWVMD along with all other 49 Leagues in the nation, signed on to this brief. To better understand ISLT, the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan law and policy institute, created this short video.

    On December 7 when the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the case, LWVUS with other partners is hosting a National Day of Action starting at 9:00am EST in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. They will also be scheduling an in-person training with a virtual option on December 6 at 5:30pm EST for people joining the rally. 

    To let LWVUS know that you are interested in attending please register here

    If you are interested in traveling to the event with other League members from Maryland, please also register here.  We will let people from similar parts of the state know about each other's interest in attending. 

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    Statement Regarding LWVMD & Candidate Forums

    The League of Women Voters of Maryland, in partnership with The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, is pleased to put on a candidate forum this coming Monday, October 3rd, at 6:00 PM, to which all candidates have been invited. 

    On September 7th, our partners sent an invitation via email to Delegate Dan Cox, inviting him to participate in the candidate forum. On September 14th, an email was received from a staffer declining the invitation citing a prior commitment and stating if another opportunity arises, please make Delegate Cox aware. 

    Delegate Cox, as well as all other candidates running for Governor, have been invited to another Gubernatorial forum hosted by LWVMD and our partners on October 13th. While all candidates have been invited, and Delegate Cox has accepted the invitation, not all candidates will be present Wes Moore has declined. 

    The League was very troubled by various Facebook posts that claimed we did not invite Cox to participate. Deliberate attempts to spread misinformation and untruths are disturbing to an organization whose mission is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. 

    If candidates who have previously declined our invitations would like to participate, please reach out to us; we are more than willing to accommodate per the League’s mission. 

    For more information, please visit our website at www.lwvmd.org or email us at [email protected]

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