League of Women Voters honors two people with awards / Green Space Coalition speaks about White Park

The League of Women Voters, Morgantown-Monongalia County, presented Democracy in Action awards at their June 15, 2019, annual meeting. Shelby Leary, former WV House of Delegates member, was honored for her public service along with Don Spencer, former Morgantown City Council member and member of the Human Rights Commission. Guest speaker for the program was JoNell Strough, chair of the Mon Valley Green Space Coalition, one of the leaders in the effort to protect the forest of White Park.

Video: Angie Rosser speaks at State Convention

Angie Rosser, executive director of the WV Rivers Coalition, was the featured speaker at the WV League of Women Voters state convention April 13, 2019, in Morgantown, WV. Evan Hansen, state delegate from the 51st District, also spoke to League members and answered questions during the session.

Filmed by West TV.

Women in Public Service Forum

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, the Campus Election Engagement Project in conjunction with the League of Women Voters Morgantown-Monongalia County held the first ever Women in Public Service Forum on the campus of Fairmont State University. This forum emphasized the excitement around the tremendous number of women who have decided to place their name on the ballot during the 2018 midterm election, and focused on women’s involvement in elected, political, leadership positions. The panelists invited discussed the significance of women running for public office, what encouraged/sparked them to run, issues facing women in leadership roles (especially in the political arena), and the importance of bipartisanship. The panel was composed of individuals who are first time candidates, current office holders, former office holders, and young person with political experience. The panelists invited were split evenly among party lines to ensure fairness in representation at the forum.

Video by Jon Dodds.

Video: Supreme Court of Appeal – District one and two – 2018 General Election

Candidate forums hosted by the WV Bar Association.

Video: State Senate Districts 13 and 2 – 2018 General Election

Candidates in the upcoming Nov. 6 general election for two WV state Senate seats answered questions at a candidate forum sponsored by Mountaineers for Progress and the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County, Oct. 18, 2018. Outlining their platforms at the forum were Bob Beach, Democrat, and Mike Oliverio, Republican, for the state Senate District 13 seat. Also participating in the forum was Denny Longwell, Democrat candidate for the Senate District 2 post.

Filmed by West TV.

Video: Monongalia County Commission – 2018 General Election

Two candidates, Tom Bloom, Democrat, and Andrew Price, Republican, for a seat on the Monongalia County Commission in the Nov. 6 general election answered questions and outlined their platforms at a candidate forum Oct. 18, 2018, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County and Mountaineers for Progress at South Middle School, Morgantown, WV.

Filmed by West TV.

Video: House of Delegates District 51 – 2018 General Election

Candidates seeking election Nov. 6 to five seats in the West Virginia House of Delegates from District 51 answered questions and outlined their platforms at a forum Oct. 11, 2018, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County and Mountaineers for Progress.

Filmed by West TV.

Video: Constitutional Law expert explains proposed WV amendments

Robert Bastress, West Virginia University law professor and constitutional law expert, was the guest speaker at the Sept. 26, 2018, meeting of the Morgantown-Monongalia League of Women Voters, Morgantown, WV. Bastress discussed the two amendments to the West Virginia constitution which will be decided by the voters in the Nov. 6 general election.

Thank-you to West TV for providing the video camera! Filmed by Jonathan Rosenbaum.

Jefferson County Meeting – Amendment 1 and 2

Video: 1st Congressional District – April, 2017