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  • Latest from the blog

    Activists Gather in Maryland's 6th District to Raise Awareness of Need to End Gerrymandering in MD

    07/15/18 – Frederick, MD – On Sunday, the Tame the Gerrymander coalition hosted over 50 activists and more passersby in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, the subject of the recent Supreme Court case Benisek v. Lamone. Activists gathered at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater for their mock celebration for the birthday of Elbridge Gerry, the namesake of the term gerrymandering.  The event included gerrymandering-themed birthday games, speakers, as well as an Elbridge Gerry impersonator in a dunk booth.

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    Candidate and Issue Forums

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    Debates or forums for candidates for state-wide office are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maryland (LWVMD).  Such forums must conform to its policy governing debates.  Candidate forums for other offices are the responsibility of local Leagues, which establish their own criteria.   

    Representatives to Congress

    District 1 - Democratic Primary candidates - June 10 - video. (Only one Republican candidate appeared so that forum could not proceed.)

    District 6 (Primary Election) June 5 - video - Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater

    District 6 (General Election) - October 11, 2018, 7:00 PM - Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater - Sign up to attend. 


    Gubernatorial Election

    Democratic Gubernatorial Forum - May 21, 2018 - Tune on your local MPT channel or watch online here.

    Hosted by: LWVMD, Maryland Public Television, The Reginald Lewis Museum, WBAL AM and WBAL TV 


    County Offices

    Frederick County Council At-Large Candidates - June 12, 2018, Unity Church 5112 Pegasus Ct., Ste E, Frederick, MD 21703 - Contact: Sarah Matthews,

    Howard County Primary Candidate Forum videos can be accessed on YouTube by Clicking Here

    Montgomery County Board of Education -- 

    Washington County Board of Education - Sept. 13,  7 PM - Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown - Sign up to attend.

    Board of County Commissioners of Washington County - Sept. 20, 7:00 PM - Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown - Sign up to attend.



    Links to web streaming of forums among candidates for both state and local offices in the June 2018 primary election will be posted as they become available.

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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 09:30 AM

    Creating Stronger Leagues- LWVNCA Leadership-Membership Workshop

    Creating Strong Leagues:
    A Leadership-Membership Workshop

    Skill Building for All

    Get Out the Vote Strategies!

    LWVUS Transformational Journey

    Is Social Media Reaching our Targets?

    Join us in sharing our collective knowledge with this great opportunity for area Leagues! It is open to all interested League members and a greatway for new members to learn about the League.

    There is no charge and lunch is on your own in nearby eateries.

    Free Registration at EventBrite

    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    12th Annual LWVMD Constitution Day Program

    A panel of experts will discuss: “The Changing Makeup of the Supreme Court” 

    September 17th - SAVE THE DATE!

    Speakers to be Announced

    The program and reception are FREE, Reception in Atrium follows program’s Q&A. 

    Parking at Baltimore Grand Garage opposite law school is about $8 for 2 hours.

    RSVP required by Sept. 14

    To request seating, parking, and to volunteer, send your name, local League, preferred phone and email to

    LWV volunteers needed:  Greeters, Ushers, Publication display, Sign-in table, Reception helpers, Donors of cookies, brownies, party sandwiches.


    Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of Maryland, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, University of Maryland-Baltimore, University of Maryland-College Park, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, MLaw Programs.

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