Lawrence-Douglas County

Lawrence-Douglas County

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

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Greetings to all!

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Dear League Friend:

We need your financial support to continue our voting rights work!

Photo of 2015 Fluker Award recipient Sandy Praeger

Since 1999, the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County has honored a fellow citizen with the Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award. The award is given in honor of the late Helen Fluker, who was a long-time League member serving on its board and twice as its president. Her career included working for Department of Army and the Department of State. In 2019, Sonja Czarnecki was honored at a luncheon in Lawrence on Sunday, March 24. 

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Contact Committee Chairs to Hold Hearings on Transparency, Voting Rights, and Medicaid Expansion Bills

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Melissa Wick, our Voter Services Chair and Treasurer, was presented the Service to Mankind Award by League member Betty Bunce and Sertoma Treasurer Rob Gillespie. We were thrilled as they surprised her at the holiday party in December!

Check out this Journalism History podcast, with 5 episodes focused on suffrage! http://journalismhistorypodcast.podbean.com

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Please check out the video from our Voter Education Candidate Forum held on October 7.

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It's your birthday! Consider raising money for the League of Women Voters with a birthday fundraiser on Facebook.  Your friends can honor your next trip around the sun with a contribution to a cause that means the world to you.

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More than 1,000 league members from throughout the country attended the 53rd National LWV Convention in Chicago June 20-July 1. Representing our League were Kristin Salmans, Debra Duncan, Cille King, and Marlene Merrill.

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Sandhya Ravikumar, a graduate of Free State High School, is the recipient of the 2018 League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County Spring 2018 Mabel Stuckey Scholarship.