STATE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Patty Kannapel, LWVKY Communications Co-Chair

502-645-6423

kentuckylwv@gmail.com

STATE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS 

HOPKINSVILLE, KY – The League of Women Voters of Kentucky elected new officers for two-year terms at its April 13 biennial convention in Hopkinsville.  Fran Wagner, Louisville, was elected president; Dee Pregliasco, Louisville, was elected first vice-president; Bonnie Lynch, Hopkinsville, was elected second vice-president; Harriette Seiler, Louisville, was elected secretary; and Richard Heine, Lexington, was elected treasurer. Jennifer Jackson and Judy Johnson, both of Lexington, were elected Directors. Following the convention, the State Board appointed the following Directors: Nikki Chambers, Hopkinsville; Verna Cahoon, Louisville; Patty Kannapel, Louisville; and Jules Marquart, Louisville. These new Directors join current Directors Soraya Assar, Hopkinsville; Cindy Heine, Lexington; and Mary Jo Rodgers, Louisville.

Also at the convention, the members agreed to a program including educating the public on restoration of voting rights for former felons and on the process for redrawing legislative district maps following the 2020 census. The League will advocate on those issues with the state legislature. The approved 2019-2020 program also includes League sponsorship of fall 2019 forums for candidates running for Kentucky constitutional offices, as well as events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.

Melissa Currence updated the assembly on the National League’s 2019-20 plans, including get-out-the vote strategies as well as plans for educating the public about the For the People Act.  Members also heard from several local elected officials, including Christian County Magistrate Maggie Ferguson and Circuit Court Clerk Paige Parker, about why they ran for office and their public service records.

 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.

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LEAGUE SPONSORS THREE DEBATES FOR CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR

May 15, 2019

This release has been updated with links to each forum. (5/17/2019)

For immediate release

Contacts: 

Cindy Heine, Debate Coordinator, Lexington 

cynthia.heine@gmail.com  859-351-9419

Jules Marquart, Debate Coordinator, Louisville

julesmmarquart@gmail.com  502-409-9488

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPONSORS THREE DEBATES FOR CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR

 LOUISVILLE, KY (May 14, 2019) The League of Women Voters is offering the public three debates for the primary race for governor, working with different media outlets.

The events are:

Tuesday, May 7

Republican Candidates Ike Lawrence and William Woods

Candidates Matt Bevin and Robert Goforth declined to participate

Available at online at: www.kentuckylwv.org

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Kentucky/Louisville

Wednesday, May 15

Democratic Candidates Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, Geoff Young

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center Ballroom

Free and open to the public. Doors close at 2:45 p.m.

Live on WAVE/Louisville; livestreamed at wave3.com and WKYT.com

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Broadcast on WKYT/Lexington and WYMT/Hazard; other stations will air later.

Available online after May 15 airing at WKYT.com and lwvky.org

Sponsors: University of Kentucky Student Government Association, Gray Television (WKYT in Lexington, WAVE in Louisville, WXIX in Cincinnati, WYMT in Hazard, WBKO in Bowling Green, WSAZ in Huntington, WFIE in Evansville, KFVS in Cape Girardeau/Paducah, and WVLT in Knoxville) and League of Women Voters of Kentucky/Lexington

Thursday, May 16

Democratic Candidates Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, Geoff Young

7:00-8:00 p.m. Broadcast on WLKY and heard on NewsRadio 840 WHAS

WLKY will stream the debate on the WLKY app and on WLKY.com

Available online after May 16 at WLKY.com.

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Kentucky/Louisville and WLKY

All candidates from both parties were invited to participate in Louisville and Lexington debates. Only one agreed to participate in the Lexington Republican forum so that event was cancelled.

“The League of Women Voters sponsors debates to help citizens make informed decisions when we vote,” said Fran Wagner, president of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky. “Don’t forget to use your precious vote on May 21st.  You can make a difference!”

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LEAGUE SPONSORS DEMOCRATIC DEBATE ON MAY 16 IN LOUISVILLE

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

 Contact:               Jules Marquart, Debate Coordinator

                                julesmmarquart@gmail.com       502-409-9488

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPONSORS DEMOCRATIC DEBATE ON MAY 16 IN LOUISVILLE

LOUISVILLE, KY-A debate among the Democratic candidates for governor will be broadcast on WLKY-TV on Thursday, May 16, 7 – 8 pm.  The four candidates are Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen and Geoff Young.  The primary debate is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kentucky, in partnership with WLKY.

WLKY’s Vicki Dortch will moderate the hour-long debate, posing questions prepared by the League of Women Voters.

This is the final Democratic debate before the May 21 primary election.

WLKY will livestream the debate on the WLKY app and on WLKY.com.  After airing, it will be provided online.  The debate will also be heard live on NewsRadio 840 WHAS.

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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. 

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April 23 Republican Debate available online

May 12, 2019

The debate for Republican candidates for governor in the Primary Election, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Louisville on April 23, 2019 is now available online.

Candidate debates are a good way to learn more about the candidates before voting.

The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 21. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. untl 6:00 p.m.

 

 


Democratic Candidates for Governor of Kentucky to Debate at UK May 15

May 12, 2019

                           

CONTACT: Cindy Heine, 859-351-9419, lexingtonlwv@gmail.com

Democratic Candidates for Governor of Kentucky to Debate at UK

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 10, 2019) — A Candidate Debate for the Democratic Primary for Governor in Kentucky will be held on the University of Kentucky campus Wednesday, May 15.

Candidates Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen and Geoff Young will participate in the debate that is co-sponsored by the UK Student Government Association, the League of Women Voters of Kentucky/Lexington and Gray Television and its nine TV stations serving Kentucky, which include WKYT in Lexington; WAVE in Louisville; WBKO in Bowling Green; WYMT in Hazard; WXIX in Cincinnati; WSAZ in Huntington, West Virginia; WFIE in Evansville, Indiana; WVLT in Knoxville, Tennessee; and KFVS in Cape Gerardo, Missouri.

The debate is free and open to the public at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom.

Gray Television stations will broadcast and/or stream the debate in its entirety live or on a delayed basis. WAVE plans to air live at 3 p.m., and WKYT and WYMT will air at 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

“We are thrilled to be able to host an event that puts Kentucky’s students in front of their potential representatives,” UK Student Government Vice President Katherine Speece said. “The challenges we face today as Kentuckians are ever evolving, and as students we desire to have a governor who will not only represent our interests but protect our future.”

All candidates for governor were invited to participate. Gov. Matt Bevin is being challenged by State Rep. Robert Goforth, William Woods and Ike Lawrence. Because Bevin and Goforth declined invitations to participate, a similar debate for Republican candidates was canceled.

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky’s nonpartisan policies for primary races will be followed, and Bill Bryant, WKYT news anchor, and Shannon Cogan, WAVE news anchor, will moderate.  Questions for the candidates have been solicited from university students across the state and the sponsors. Questions will be selected by the sponsors in order to cover a wide range of topics of interest to Kentucky citizens.

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 do study and take positions on issues of importance. 

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REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FORUM SCHEDULED MAY 7 IN LOUISVILLE

May 12, 2019

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FORUM SCHEDULED MAY 7 IN LOUISVILLE

April 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY-A forum for Republican candidates for governor has been scheduled on Tuesday, May 7, 7 – 8 pm.  It will be held at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue.  The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Louisville.  All Republican candidates had been invited to participate in previously scheduled events co-sponsored by the League.  Candidates Matt Bevin and Robert Goforth declined both this and earlier invitations.  This is an opportunity for the public to learn about Candidates Ike Lawrence and William Woods.

The event is free and open to the public.  The League of Women Voters will ask questions, with additional questions submitted in writing from the audience.

The forum will be live streamed by WLKY-TV Louisville.  It will be videotaped and available on YouTube after the forum.

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For The People Act Campaign

April 26, 2019

The Kentucky League of Women Voters has undertaken a campaign in support of the For The People Act in the Senate, (HR1 in the House), urging Senator Mitch McConnell to allow a hearing in the Senate. A full page ad will appear in the Sunday, April 28 Courier-Journal, thanks to the League and a passthrough grant from the League of Women Voters of the U.S.  Click here for a bill summary and action alert.

Click here to send a message to our U.S. Senators.