Watch Debates for Governor, Attorney General & Secretary of State; Check VOTE411 for more candidate information

October 28, 2019

The League of Women Voters sponsored several debates to help citizens make more informed decisions when they vote November 5.

Two debates for candidates for Kentucky governor, Andy Beshear (D) and Matt Bevin (R ) are now available for viewing. The Kentucky Debate was held October 15, 2019 on the campus of the University of Kentucky.  Co-sponsors with the League of Women Voters of Kentucky/Lexington were the University of Kentucky Student Government Association and Gray Television.  Bill Bryant, WKYT/Lexington and Shannon Cogan, WAVE/Louisville, moderated. Watch here. 

The second debate on October 26, co-sponsored by the LWVKY/Louisville in partnership with WLKY-TV and held at Bellarmine University. It is available here.  Vicki Dortch, WLKY/Louisville, moderated.

Debates for candidates for Attorney General, Daniel Cameron (R ) and Greg Stumbo ( D) and Secretary of State, Michael G. Adams (R ) and Heather French Henry (D), aired  Thursday, October 17, and can be found here. These forums, co-sponsored by the LWVKY/Louisville and WLKY were aired on WLKY. Vicki Dortch moderated.

Candidate information is also available at VOTE411.org, the League’s online voter guide.

 


LWVKY/LOUISVILLE SPONSORS GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE ON OCT. 26

October 22, 2019

 For links to watch all debates see below this press release.

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For Immediate Release 

Contact:                 Jules Marquart, LWVKY/Louisville Debate Coordinator

                                    julesmmarquart@gmail.com

                                    502-409-9488                              

 LWVKY/LOUISVILLE SPONSORS GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE ON OCTOBER 26

LOUISVILLE, KY-The Kentucky League of Women Voters/Louisville, in partnership with WLKY-TV, will sponsor a live debate between two candidates for governor, Andy Beshear (D) and Matt Bevin (R), on Saturday, October 26, from 8-9 pm EDT.  The debate will be held at Bellarmine University in the Cralle Theater, Wyatt Center for the Arts.

Vicki Dortch, WLKY anchor, will moderate the debate and ask questions prepared by the League of Women Voters.

Admission to the debate is by ticket only.

Press credentials will be available at the check-in desk beyond security, and a room is reserved for media representatives.  The candidates will be available for interviews only after the debate.

“The League of Women Voters is pleased that these candidates for governor have agreed to debate,” Fran Wagner, President of the LWVKY, said.  “Kentucky voters have big decisions to make when we go to the polls November 5th.  This debate will help us make informed choices as we cast our ballots.”

WLKY will livestream the debate on the WLKY app and on WLKY.com.  After airing, it will be provided online.

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The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization of women and men dedicated to engaging citizens to become informed participants in government. The League does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties but its members conduct studies and take positions on issues of importance. 


Debates for Governor, Attorney General & Secretary of State Available for Viewing

October 17, 2019

The Kentucky Debate for candidates for governor, Andy Beshear (D) and Matt Bevin (R ), was held October 15, 2019 on the campus of the University of Kentucky.  Co-sponsors with the League of Women Voters of Kentucky/Lexington were the University of Kentucky Student Government Association and Gray Television.  Bill Bryant, WKYT/Lexington and Shannon Cogan, WAVE/Louisville, moderated.

The Debate was aired live on the following Gray Television stations: WKYT in Lexington; WAVE in Louisville; WBKO-FOX in Bowling Green; WYMT in Hazard; and TriState’s CW in Huntington, West Virginia and can be watched here. 

Debates for candidates for Attorney General, Daniel Cameron (R ) and Greg Stumbo ( D) and Secretary of State, Michael G. Adams (R ) and Heather French Henry (D), aired  Thursday, October 17, and can be found here. These forums, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kentucky/Louisville and WLKY was aired on WLKY.

 

 


Fall 2019 KY VOTER

October 8, 2019

Your Fall 2019 KY VOTER is here. Read about:

  • Candidate Debates for Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State
  • VOTE411
  • Local League Election Season Activities
  • Environmental Committee Report on the Ohio River
  • New policy on diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Take Action on Gun Control
  • League nominated teacher goes to Harvard
  • Remembering Judy Johnson

 

 

 


League of Women Voters Co-Sponsors Gubernatorial Debate

September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Cindy Heine, League of Women Voters of Kentucky

Candidate Forum/Debate Coordinator/Lexington

kentuckylwv@gmail.com or 859-351-9419

League of Women Voters Co-Sponsors Gubernatorial Debate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2019) — The second televised debate for the office of governor of Kentucky will be held on the University of Kentucky’s campus Tuesday, Oct.15, in the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

Candidates Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear have confirmed their participation in the event co-sponsored by the UK Student Government Association (SGA), the League of Women Voters of Kentucky and Gray Television and its TV stations serving Kentucky.

Tickets for this debate sold out in less than a week.  Ticket-holders must be seated by 6:45 p.m. when the doors will be closed. The debate will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. No bags or backpacks will be permitted in the auditorium. Purses larger than 6.5 by 4.5 inches will also not be permitted. Paid visitor parking will be available in the South Limestone Garage located near Avenue of Champions.

The debate will be broadcast live from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time and 6 to 7 p.m. Central Time, Oct. 15, on the following Gray Television stations: WKYT in Lexington; WAVE in Louisville; WBKO-FOX in Bowling Green; WYMT in Hazard; and TriState’s CW in Huntington, West Virginia.

The debate will also be livestreamed on the following TV station websites: WBKO in Bowling Green; KFVS in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; WXIX in Cincinnati; WFIE in Evansville, Indiana; WVLT in Knoxville, Tennessee; WYMT in Hazard; WSAZ in Huntington; WKYT in Lexington; and WAVE in Louisville.

Moderators for the event are news anchors Bill Bryant of WKYT and Shannon Cogan of WAVE. The League of Women Voters of Kentucky’s nonpartisan policies will be followed, and questions for the candidates will be solicited from university students across the state as well as debate sponsors. Questions will be selected by the sponsors to cover a wide range of topics of interest to Kentuckians.

UK Student Government Vice President Katherine Speece says SGA is excited to give UK students the opportunity to witness the event live.

“It is such an honor to be able to host Kentucky’s gubernatorial candidates here on campus,” Speece said. “I hope that this debate offers clarity to voters and progresses us to a better Kentucky.”

State President Fran Wagner of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky says having debates is important to the integrity of a true democracy.

“The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is pleased with the interest in this debate and invites everyone to watch the TV broadcast or join us online to learn about these candidates for governor. Democracy only works when we all become active and informed, casting votes for the candidates of our choice,” Wagner said.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization of women and men who work to educate and involve citizens in government. The League does not support or oppose candidates for office or political parties.


Lt. Gov. Debate Cancelled

September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Cindy Heine, Kentucky League of Women Voters

Candidate Forum/Debate Coordinator/Lexington

kentuckylwv@gmail.com or 859-351-9419

 

OCT 1 DEBATE FOR CANDIDATES FOR LT. GOVERNOR CANCELLED

LEXINGTON, KY-The University of Kentucky Student Government Association, Gray Television and the League of Women Voters of Kentucky invited candidates for Lieutenant Governor to a debate on October 1.

That debate has been cancelled. Republican Ralph Alvarado agreed to participate. Democrat Jacqueline Coleman is not available on that date.

On October 15, candidates for governor will debate in Lexington. More details to follow.

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LWV/Lexington Sponsors Teacher for Harvard Workshop

September 19, 2019

September 16, 2019

For Immediate Release

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cindy Heine, LWV of Lexington

859-351-9419

kentuckylwv@gmail.com

League of Women Voters sponsors Fayette County Teacher to attend Harvard workshop

 The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lexington nominated Lafayette High School U. S. History teacher Stevie Lemons for participation in a Harvard University workshop Aug, 18- 20 on the use of case study methods to teach high school civics. The workshop was taught by Professor David Moss of Harvard Business School, who pioneered the Harvard Case Study Method to teach U. S. history, democracy and civics. The method became the primary teaching strategy in the Harvard Business School, and Professor Moss began teaching the method to high school teachers. Last summer, the Business School partnered with the LWV of Greenwich, CT to offer the workshop to local high school teachers selected by the League. This pilot effort was so successful that the national LWV invited individual League chapters to nominate 1-2 outstanding teachers from their local districts to participate in the 2019 workshop.

The LWV of Lexington selected Ms. Lemons based on an essay about her passion for civic engagement, followed by a phone interview. The final step in the selection process was an interview with the Harvard Case Method Project Team.

The 2 ½ day workshop engaged teachers in intensive study of key episodes of US History including the writing of the Constitution, division over slavery, and concepts of justice and liberty throughout our history.  Ms. Lemons described the experience as “incredible and captivating.” Ms. Lemons, along with other workshop participants, agreed to teach at least four cases from Professor Moss’s book, Democracy: A Case Study in her classroom this year and help moderate a community case discussion with LWV of Lexington next spring or summer.

Contact Ms. Lemons at stevie.lemons@fayette.kyschools.us or 606-304-5577

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The League of Women Voters envisions a democracy in which every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.  The League is proud to be non-partisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties, but always working on vital issues of concern to voters.