Spring 2018 KY Voter and Call to Council

March 2, 2018

The SPRING 2018 Kentucky Voter and call to Council can be found here. You’ll want to read about the release of our Redistricting Report and February 14 press conference, Lobby Day, reports on state board activities, council details and more.

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KY League Releases Report on Redistricting

February 15, 2018

Photo in Lobby Day in Frankfort LWVKY 02-14-2018 - Google Photos6

 

 Frankfort, KY – The League of Women Voters of Kentucky released a state report today  Redistricting Kentucky: A Guidebook for Citizen Participation, defining the redistricting process and why it is an important issue for Kentucky. It also lays out the national League of Women Voters’ recommendations, how other states do their redistricting and makes recommendations for Kentucky and for its citizens in working to ensure a fair and open process.

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League’s Redistricting Report to be Released at Feb. 14 Press Conference

February 11, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Louisville will hold a press conference:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 , 1:00 p.m.

Capitol Annex Room 125, Frankfort, KY

The League has prepared a report on redistricting to highlight concerns about redistricting in the state. Experiences with gerrymandering in Wisconsin, Maryland and North Carolina resulting in lawsuits, as well as the 2012 court challenge in Kentucky requiring a special session to corrective action, are cause for concern about future efforts in the Commonwealth. Members of the redistricting committee and board including president Wanda Lynch and author of the report, Susan Perkins Weston, will release the report and discuss goals for improving the process in the Commonwealth.

Media Advisory.redistricting report 2.8.2018


Winter 2018 KY Voter

January 16, 2018

The Winter 2018 Kentucky Voter includes information about League Day at the Capitol, a change in the way we recognize new, local leagues, an action alert for the KY legislature, a request to share photos if you participate in a Women’s  March or Rally on Jan. 20 or 21 and a reminder about the release of our Redistricting Report.

We hope you’ll join us in Frankfort on February 14! Remember, democracy is not a spectator sport!


Press Conference POSTPONED

December 15, 2017

The press conference scheduled for Monday, December 18 has been postponed. Watch for information about rescheduling on this site.


League to Release Redistricting Report Dec 18

December 14, 2017

Media Advisory

Contact: Wanda Lynch, president, 502-875-6481

 December 14, 2017

League of Women Voters of Kentucky to Release Report on Redistricting   

 LOUISVILLE, KY-The League of Women Voters of Louisville will hold a press conference:

Monday, December 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

Capitol Annex Room 113, Frankfort, KY 

The League has prepared a report to highlight concerns about redistricting in the state. Experiences with gerrymandering in Wisconsin, Maryland and North Carolina resulting in lawsuits, as well as the 2012 court challenge in Kentucky requiring corrective action in a special session are cause for concern about future efforts in the Commonwealth. Members of the redistricting committee and the state board including president Wanda Lynch and author of the report, Susan Perkins Weston, will release the report and discuss goals for improving the process in the Commonwealth. 

  

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, 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.

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State League submits Charter School recommendations

October 23, 2017

The Kentucky League of Women Voters sent a letter to Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt and Secretary of Education Hal Heiner cautioning them about implementation of charter schools and recommending use of Annenberg guidelines outlined in “Public Accountability for Charter schools: Standards and Policy Recommendations for Effective Oversight.” A story in the Bowling Green Daily News tells the story.