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The League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area was pleased to welcome Jen Miller, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, to speak with us on October 8, 2019. Jen spoke about the League and various audience requested topics. Click on "Read More" to access the video and audio files.

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Opening comments from Oberlin City Council candidates available at the Oberlin Community Candidates Night Facebook page. Click on "Read more" to get the URL.

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Commemorate the 100th anniversary (February 14, 2020) of the founding of the League of Women Voters and the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage (August 26, 2020) by reading a book about suffrage history or the continuing battle for voting rights

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If you haven't renewed your membership yet, please do so as soon as possible. All non-renewed memberships expire at the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2019.

Primary Membership - $60
Each additional person living in same household - $30
You may send a check for your membership amount to:
LWVOA Membership
PO Box 543
Oberlin, OH 44074

Follow Up
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Follow up to Move to Amend talk at LWVOA Annual Meeting. Additional information is available when you click on "Read More".

"The movement to abolish the 'citizenship' status held by corporations is one of the unheralded battles of our historical moment. Under the guise of freedom of speech and the protections of the 14th Amendment, corporations have slowly expanded their control over not just the economic life of the nation but its political life as well… It is a cruel irony of history that the amendment to the constitution which guaranteed freedom, justice and democratic participation to 4 million former slaves turned citizens, would become the foundation for the degradation of freedom, justice and democratic participation for every US citizen. As both a private citizen and public official, I support a constitutional amendment that abolishes citizenship rights for corporations. As the Supreme Court's decision on Citizen's United v. FEC demonstrates, this issue will determine whether government of the people, by the people and for the people, will endure." Charles Peterson, former Oberlin City Councilperson

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The clock was ticking for Jen Miller.

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For Immediate Release: October 2, 2019

Columbus, Ohio: League of Women Voters of Ohio's Executive Director, Jen Miller's statement on the passage of SB 52 by the Ohio House.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2019

COLUMBUS– Ohio voting rights organizations urged Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to immediately stop plans to purge more than 235,000 voters’ registration on September 6.

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“The gerrymandering decisions out of the Supreme Court today are truly disappointing, but WE WILL PERSIST! We did not give up during our 72-year struggle to secure the 19th Amendment, which is now turning 100.