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(Updated – Feb. 26) Feb. 19 Event Video, Materials & Info – Democracy and Social Justice Forum

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Meeting materials from our Saturday, 19, 2022, Democracy and Social Justice Forum:

(Updated Feb. 26) Democracy – Election Bills Summary (Slides)

(Updated Feb. 26) Democracy – Election Bills Detail

Social Justice – Bills Impacting Social Justice (Slides)

(Updated Feb. 26) WV Crown Act (Kimberely Crockett) & Legislative Issues Review (Judy Ball)
Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

 

Event Information

You are invited to a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of West Virginia. Please mark your calendars.

Subject: Democracy and Social Justice Bills before the WV Legislature

When: Saturday, February 19, 10:30 am

What: This is a 45 minute virtual forum for League members, guests and the public, which will provide an overview about bills concerning Election and Social Justice in the Legislature. The audience is encouraged to ask questions following the presentations.

Why: Democracy and Social Justice are two of our three priorities selected for action and education. Our intent is to promote ACTION while there is still time.

Location: Spread the word. Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81726695353?pwd=V2dGNEtNd0dRNWt1U2tNek5JaU5xdz09

Our Speakers:

Democracy: Judy K Ball, State League Elections Chair

The League’s focus on Democracy includes voting rights, election reform, and redistricting. Congress has failed to enact Federal protections for voting rights, despite months of effort and advocacy. Recognizing that, the League has turned its attention to bills introduced in the 2022 session of the WV Legislature.

Social Justice: Kimberley Crockett, Jefferson County League and Delta Sigma Theta

The League is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion because, to succeed in the 21st Century, West Virginia must be welcoming for all. Kim is an attorney who is well versed on the bills currently before the legislature. These bills include the Crown Act, Human Rights Commission, and reproductive health. In recent years, lawmakers have declined to strengthen the state’s civil rights code to prohibit hair discrimination and protect members of the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination in employment and housing. They have also continued their assault on the reproductive freedom of West Virginians.

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Redistricting For the People! Teach-In

Learn more about how the redistricting process is going to work this year, how the For the People Act would impact it in the future, and what you can do to get involved. Speakers include Delegates Barbara Fleischauer & Evan Hansen and Senator Charles Trump, Co-Chair of the WV Legislature’s Joint Committee on Restricting with moderator Effie Kallas, Co-President of LWV-WV.

Redistricting For the People! Teach-In

Learn about Redistricting with Dr. Kenneth Martis

Learn about Redistricting with Dr. Kenneth Martis

This presentation was taken from the Stubblefield Institute’s Community Engagement event, “Redistricting on the State and Federal Level and How it Impacts the Eastern Panhandle” held on June 10, 2021. 

Dr. Kenneth Martis speaks about Redistricting at LWVWV Convention

Kenneth C. Martis Ph.D speaks at League of Women Voters West Virginia Convention May 15 2021

Professor Martis speaks on the electoral history of the United States. As an American political geographer his knowledge and expertise lies in mapping and documentation of electoral history. He is a Professor emeritus in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia university. Professors Martis research of geography of Elections and geographical aspects of American political culture, legislative redistricting and gerrymandering are important and informative to all voters. 

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.