State Convention to Hear from Senator Whitney Westerfield

April 10, 2015

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky will hold its biennial convention at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill this weekend, April 10-11, 2015.  Members will hear about expanding domestic violence protections and House Bill 8, the ‘dating violence’ bill from a panel including Senator Whitney Westerfield, ( R ) Christian County, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gretchen Hunt, Staff Attorney with the KY Association of Sexual Assault Programs and Neil Ward, Bell County Attorney.

Members will also hear from Melissa Currence, League member in Cincinnati and former co-chair of the LWVUS Young People Task Force. Ms. Currence will speak about Building the League of the Future. The panel is scheduled Saturday beginning at 1:15 p.m. (ET) and Ms. Currence will speak at the lunch hour, both at the West Family Wash House at Shakertown.

Results of LWVKY Convention

April 28, 2013

The 2013 LWVKY Convention was held April 12-13 in Louisville.

Elections: See our new Board of Directors.

Recommendations Passed:

1. That the LWVKY monitor the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in KY.
2. Proposal of closing recommendations for the Juvenile Justice study to be reviewed and published to the membership.

Members are invited by Terry Naydan and Nita Smith to join the Legislative Committee.


Spring Voter Newsletter and Call to Convention

March 22, 2013

Call to Convention 

Friday/Saturday, April 12-13, 2013
Louisville, KY – Lang House – 115 S. Ewing

Please register by Thursday, April 4 ($25 registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Convention Delegates: Each local League is entitled to 1 voting delegate for every 10 members or part thereof up to 5 delegates; then 1 delegate for every 20 members or part thereof. Let your local president know if you would like to represent your local league as a delegate.

Detailed agenda and registration form available in the Spring Voter Newsletter.

Report from the National Convention of the League of Women Voters

July 14, 2010

At convention, we formally adopted two studies:

  • A study of the federal role in public education. The study will focus on the role of federal government in education policymaking, with possible consideration of funding, common standards and/or governance relationships among all levels of government.
  • A study on privatization: The policy agenda to transfer government functions, services, and assets to the private sector.

The convention adopted by concurrence the following positions:

  • An updated arms control position.
  • We added this statement to the position on the selection of the president: “We support the use of the National Popular Vote Compact as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished.”
  • “The LWVUS supports legislation to equalize the legal rights, obligations, and benefits available to same-gender couples to marry under civil law. The League believes that the civil status of marriage is already clearly distinguished from the religious institution of marriage and that religious rights will be preserved.”

To read our entire report from the National Convention, held in Atlanta in June, please access our Summer 2010 e-Voter under the tab entitled “NEWSLETTERS.”