Lawrence-Douglas County

Lawrence-Douglas County

Because democracy is not a spectator sport!

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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The Douglas County Kansas Voting and Elections Department has lots of great information about voting in Douglas County.  One particularly useful document is t

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Douglas County is proposing a quarter-cent sales tax that will generate an estimated $4.9 million annually to help finance and maintain a behavioral health recovery campus including a crisis center, supportive housing and prevention programs

Voter Registration at Raintree Montessori
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This was the busiest month for voter registration events in the 4 years that I have been a member! This report covers events from 8-31-2018 through 9-27-2018.

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This past month has been very eventful, and will continue to be busy for us as we ramp up to the October 16th registration deadline.

Book Cover for The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
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Oct 18 2018 - 11:30am
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Lawrence Public Library Auditorium

The controversial film “Best Democracy Money Can Buy” is the Hot Topic program, Thursday, October 18. We will meet at 11:30 am at the Library Auditorium. The film will begin at noon.

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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.

Event Date: 
Oct 18 2018 - 7:00pm
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Lawrence Arts Center

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Governor of Kansas Kathleen Sebelius will share her views on the future of public service at this program co-sponsored by the KU School of Public Affairs and Administ

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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.

Stuckey Scholarship 2018
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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.