The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.
November 25. The League's effort to register Douglas County voters in suspense is profiled in today's Lawrence Journal-World. Read the story.
October 14. League member Alan Cowles has investigated the use of closed meetings by the Lawrence City Commission, the Douglas County Commission, the Board of Directors of the Health Department and the Board of Trustees of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. His findings, summarized in the report Government in Secrecy in Douglas County, Kansas, 2009-2013, indicate that significant violations of the Kansas Open Meetings Act have occurred and probably continue to occur. Read the report.
League Co-Presidents David Burress and Cille King, Real insurance (2 November 2013).
Lawrence resident Annie Reed, League lauded (2 October 2013).
League board member Caroljean Brune was profiled in Longtime Lawrence activist recalls 1972 fight for women's rights (29 September 2013).
League Co-Presidents David Burress and Cille King, Voting rights (25 September 2013).
Letter from Cille King, ACA misperceptions (25 June 2013).
Column by Charles Stansifer, Opinion: Retired professor examines foreign policy columns (12 June 2013).
Letter from Sarah Casad, Food stamps vital (10 June 2013).
Letter from Forrest Swall, Sinking state (7 June 2013).
Letter from Patrick Wilbur, Gun fears unfounded (5 June 2013).
Letter from Marilyn Roy, Downtown demise (31 May 2013).
Office of the Mayor
WHEREAS: The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920, which granted American women the right to vote; and
WHEREAS: Seventy-two years after the Seneca Falls Convention, the 19th Amendment finalized women's right to vote, one of the last barriers to women's enfranchisement in the United States, and empowered women to allow their voices to be heard through the political process; and
WHEREAS: Today, ninety-three years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women are making a difference in our local, state, and national elections by ensuring that their votes are cast to effect change at all levels of government;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael Dever, Mayor of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, do hereby recognize the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and celebrate the women who worked tirelessly to advance the causes of justice, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans, regardless of gender.
Michael Dever, Mayor
August 20, 2013
Download a copy of David's remarks [pdf].
Download a copy of Leslie's remarks [pdf].
New officers and directors elected at Annual meeting include David Burress (Co-President), Cille King (Co-President and President Elect), Marci Francisco (Vice President), Marjorie Cole (Treasurer), Caleb Morse (Secretary), Caroljean Brune, Scott Criqui, James Dunn, Ruth Gibbs, and Midge Grinstead, Directors, and Sharon Brow, Bonnie Dunham, and Kay Hale, Nominating Committee. Continuing in the second year of a two-term term as Directors are Margaret Arnold and Marlene Merrill. Photos soon to follow!