Voter’s Guide 2020 Primary Election – US House of Representatives

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Voter’s Guide 2020 Primary Election – US Senate

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Spring VOTER 2020

Inside you will find the latest on WV’s primary and absentee voting, LWV WV legislative priorities and outcomes from the 2020 session, articles on LWV history and 19th Amendment. Enjoy!

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West Virginia Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment

Here are a few photos from the Centennial Celebration marking West Virginia’s ratification of the 19th Amendment. One of many activities that day was the presentation and passage of a resolution (SR 42) in the WV Senate commemorating this historic event. More pictures of activities and exhibitors at the Centennial Celebration at the State Capitol can be found here courtesy of WV Legislative Photography. 

Centennial Celebration of the WV Ratification of the 19th Amendment

On Monday, February 17 the state and local Leagues will be participating in the Centennial Celebration Day at the Legislature to mark the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The League and other organizations will host exhibits and provide educational information about women’s suffrage. The day is one of many events happening around the state in 2020. View the Centennial Celebration Commission calendar of events here. 

Wood County Voter January/February 2020

One Woman, One Vote

Saturday, February 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Pkbg/Wood County Library Auditorium

3100 Emerson Avenue

Free and open to the public

Originally aired on PBS’ Frontline, this film documents the many aspects of the 70 year long struggle that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago, one of many struggles to grant all Americans the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

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Charleston Area Members to Host Legislative Breakfast and Day of Action

On the League of Women Voters’ 100th Birthday,  Charleston Area Members-At-Large will be hosting a legislative breakfast with Kanawha County legislators at the Capitol to discuss the League’s legislative priorities. This event is being held in conjunction with the League of Women Voters’ National Day of Action calling on elected officials, community leaders, and concerned individuals to join in demanding a democracy powered by the people, for the people – all the people.

Sign up here if you would like to participate so we can be in touch as more details come together. 

Check out our latest newsletter to learn more about other events we have planned for 2020.

League of Women Voters WV 2020 Legislative Priorities

The League of Women Voters of West Virginia supports:

  • Strengthening West Virginia’s water quality to reflect EPA recommended human health criteria as well as measures to ensure West Virginians have access to clean, quality drinking water.
  • Strengthening disclosure requirements for the sources of political campaign expenditures, including dark money. 
  • Establishment of an independent commission to draw up redistricting plans for representatives to the US House of Representatives and the WV Legislature.
  • Measures that encourage investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency in West Virginia’s homes, non-profits, businesses, and industries.
  • Maintaining expanded Medicaid coverage for the hundreds of thousands of West Virginians who rely on it for health care.
  • Measures that will assure that all West Virginia children have access to adequate nutrition in their homes and schools.
  • Measures to eliminate discrimination and to ensure equality of opportunity for education, employment, and housing for all West Virginians regardless of their race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

In keeping with its goal of encouraging participation by citizens in their government, the League will continue to monitor election laws and oppose measures which limit access to voting.

Our members will be following action on these and other issues during the 2020 session. We appreciate your willingness to undertake public service and work toward our shared goal of creating a better West Virginia for all of its citizens.

Click here to read our Legislative Priorities Letter 2020 to members of the WV Legislature. 

Some sources of news on the legislature:

LWV Huntington November Bulletin

Election Laws is the topic of discussion at the LWV Huntington Area December 10 meeting.

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Organizing Meeting for Charleston Area Members-At-Large Unit: Nov. 11

Great news for the Charleston Area — We’ve decided to become a Members-at-Large unit!

On October 9, a group of a little more than a dozen motivated women (and a few men) affirmed that there is a role in the Charleston area for a League of Women Voters Chapter. As the first step towards becoming a full chapter, we decided to officially coalesce as a MAL Unit.

As a Members-at-Large (MAL) Unit, we will

  • Hold 4 meetings a year
  • Elect a steering committee (to be elected at the next meeting)
  • Adopt a nonpartisan policy
  • Hold voter service events

At this meeting, we will:

  • Elect a steering committee
  • Adopt a nonpartisan policy
  • Suggest a calendar of voter services activities
  • Discuss establishing an observer corps to report on local and state meetings

More details on how to affiliate as a MAL with the Charleston area chapter, and notes from the October 9th meeting here