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  • Latest from the blog

    Supreme Court Places Responsibility on the States to Rein in Partisan Gerrymandering

    Press Release – June 27, 2019

    ANNAPOLIS, MD – In a ruling today the Supreme Court of the United States put the power to fix gerrymandering in the hands of the states, and the League of Women Voters of Maryland will be leading the charge to ensure Maryland enacts a redistricting process that will lead to fair maps in the 2021 redistricting cycle. In a 5-4 decision, in Benisek v. Lamone out of Maryland’s 6th Congressional district, alongside two consolidated cases out of North Carolina, Rucho v. League of Women Voters and Rucho v. Common Cause, the Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering is not justiciable by the courts.

    “As a resident of Maryland’s 6th district, it is a disappointment that the court has opted not to re-enfranchise voters here, but as a leader in the state I will work tirelessly to ensure our state legislators put an end to this undemocratic practice in 2020,” co-president of the state League, Richard Willson declared.

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  • Upcoming events

    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Constitution Day 2019

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM · $25.00 USD

    Fall Workshop 2019

    9:30 am Registration and light breakfast

    Morning Workshop Sessions

    Voting Process (LWVUS Concurrence

    Civic Education Study Briefing

    "Revenue Options for Funding Kirwan and Messaging Best Practices." 


    12:00 pm Lunch 

    We will hear from the newly elected

    Speaker of the
    Maryland House of Delegates - Adrienne Jones

    Speaker Jones made history in her election to this role, as she is the first woman and African-American to hold such a leading role in the Maryland General Assembly's history. We are very excited to hear from her!

    Register online below or click here to download and mail registration form.

    Be an Early Bird! Prices increase by $5 on 9/18

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