Morgantown messes up

Morgantown City Council was under the impression that they had 4 months to appeal Judge Tuckers ruling.  Some of you may have seen this letter from the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County to the Morgantown City Council. Now according to State Journal reporter Pam Kasey, the City ignored  ”a change to the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure on Dec. 1, 2010, requiring that a Notice of Appeal be filed within 30 days of entry of the judgment being appealed,” said Jackson Kelly lawyer Laurie Miller in an email response to a query from The State Journal.

The ban is effectively dead.  Fracking begins today at the Morgantown Industrial Park.

Pam’s full article is at

September 2011 Morgantown Newsletter

In this edition (a must read):

Membership Meeting – October 5th!

We encourage members and their guests to come and learn about the League’s activities. Now is the time for members to bring guests who may be interested in joining the League. We will have lots of goodies and time to talk with one another at this special time at the Aull Center in the Garlow House. See you soon!

Updated Guide to Government Officials is now available.


Every month, 1st Wednesday – Board Meeting at 7 pm. Please join us!

October 4, Tuesday – Special Election for Governor. Early voting from Sept. 21 – Oct. 1 at Mountaineer Mall.

October 5, Wednesday – Membership meeting at 7pm at the Garlow House next to the Morgantown Public Library. Encourage members and their guests to come and learn about the League’s activities. Now is the time for members to bring guests who may be interested in joining the League. Thanks!

October 11, Tuesday – Natural Resources Meeting 7 pm at 345 Virginia Avenue (NR report in newsletter)

November 16, Wednesday – Discussion and Consensus at 6:30 pm at Suncrest United Methodist Church. All members are invited! (Complete story in newsletter)

Links from NR report

Sign this online petition

Good sites to visit (WV for Moratorium on Marcellus) (educational) (news from the media)

Social Sites

All about our website!

FB site:

How to pay your membership dues!

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Phyllis Marshall’s Story

Back in 1972, I was a relative newcomer to Morgantown.  My husband had taken a position as an Assistant Professor at WVU.  I was home with our two small children playing an additional role as chauffer, cook and bottle washer.  I needed relief.

Reading a LWV article in the local newspaper inspired me.  I located the President of the local league.  I was pleased to hear from her and my LWV adventure began.  No longer did I just have “pots and pans” discussions with my husband and friends.  It was exciting!  I found my league experiences to be rewarding and exciting.  I still do!

Civility in Practice Workshop

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Wood County Voter September 2011

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Huntington League’s September 2011 bulletin


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Constitution Month Events

The League of Women Voters of West Virginia is a member of the WV Civics Literacy Council, which was created in 2007 by the state legislature to foster civics education and citizenship among WV’s youth. The council has sponsored celebrations of Constitution Day over the past several years. This year, the council has designated September as Constitution Month and has compiled a list of events and activities taking place throughout the month. In conjunction with the State Dept. of Education, the council has planned the following program:


. Recognition of 9-11 through recommitment to civic literacy, patriotism and respect for the Constitution

The event will take place on the State Capitol grounds on September 8th at 1:00 pm. This 30 minute program will feature school performances, remarks from a 9/11 volunteer, and the signing of a declaration of commitment reaffirming our dedication to the ideas and values of our Constitution. The Declaration of Commitment will remain at the Cultural Center for all West Virginians to sign.

Hope you can attend the event on the 8th and/or take advantage of some of the other activities that are occurring throughout the month.

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