The Kentucky League of Women Voters Welcomes You!

July 13, 2015

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In 1920, suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to help women fulfill their new responsibilities as voters. Today, the men and women of the LWV carry on that legacy. We are a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. In the Bluegrass State, the League of Women Voters of Kentucky is proud to carry on that legacy.


Fall 2016 Kentucky Voter

December 3, 2016
Your Fall 2016 Kentucky Voter  is now available. Read it here.
In it you will find:
–  stories about local League activities
– a tribute to Reva Hart
– an overview of the LWVUS Money in Politics position
– a story about the cancelled U.S. Senate debate.
To maintain communcation with you – let us know:
1. Would you prefer to get a hard copy of the Voter?  Reply to this email with that request.
2. Would you like to get League notices and alerts via text message? Send a text with your name included to 502-875-6481.
Enjoy the Voter!! Be sure to vote November 8 and take your friends and family members!

U.S. Senate Debate Canceled

October 14, 2016

October 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Terry Naydan, co-president 502-875-6481

Nita Smith, co-president, 859-948-4541

Cindy Heine, Candidate Debate Coordinator, 859-351-9419

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has canceled its planned U.S. Senate debate between Sen. Rand Paul and his challenger Lexington Mayor Jim Gray after Paul declined to participate. Gray had accepted the invitation.

U.SThe debate was scheduled for October 30 at the University of Kentucky and was to be broadcast live on WKYT in Lexington, WLKY in Louisville, and other television stations serving the state.  Other sponsors of the debate included The Lexington Herald-Leader and University of Kentucky Student Government.

“Research conducted on voter behavior and participation shows that not only does the public expect candidates to participate in voter education activities but it also found that voters are more likely to vote when they know who the candidates are and where they stand on issues,” said Dr. Terry Naydan, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky. When candidates choose not to participate, it is a loss for the voters.”

Invitations for the debate were first sent to the Republican senator and his Democratic opponent shortly after the May primaries.

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse, or oppose, political candidates or parties.

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Summer 2016 Kentucky Voter

July 25, 2016

Here is your Summer 2016 Kentucky Voter with reports from LWV US Convention and LWV Kentucky Council highlighting program issues for the coming year. Be sure to read the addendum, “Let’s Clean up the Campaign Finance Me$$,”  outlining the NEW LWVUS position on Money in Politics. Also, view the video used to introduce Kentucky at LWV US Convention, prepared by co-presidents, Terry Naydan and Nita Smith and produced by Tammy Fagley! Enjoy!!

 


US Senate Candidates Invited to Debate

July 13, 2016

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Terry Naydan or Nita Smith, co-presidents 502-875-6481

or Cindy Heine, Candidate Forum/Debate Coordinator 859-351-9419

May 31, 2016

US SENATE CANDIDATES INVITED TO TELEVISED DEBATE OCTOBER 30

 

LEXINGTON, KY-The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has issued an invitation to US Senate candidates, Jim Gray (D) and Rand Paul (R) to participate in a televised debate on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The debate will be held at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center in Lexington.  Co-sponsors with the League for this event are the Lexington Herald-Leader, University of Kentucky Student Government and CBS affiliates WLKY-TV, Louisville and WKYT-TV, Lexington.

 

 

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse, or oppose, political candidates or parties.

 


2016 KY Council-April 8-9, Hopkinsville

April 12, 2016


Register for 2016 State Council

March 21, 2016

Register for our Kentucky LWV Council, April 8-9 in Hopkinsville using this form and check out our agenda here. Don’t miss this opportunity to set the agenda for the coming year and network with League friends from across the state.

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Online Voter Registration Now Available for KY Citizens

March 15, 2016

State League co-presidents Nita Smith and Terry Naydan and board member Cindy Heine joined Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes at a press conference March 14 announcing that Kentucky citizens may now register to vote online. Citizens can go to http://www.GoVoteKY.com to register as a new voter or make changes. DSCN1580