Are you still registered to vote?
Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, Ohio has purged thousands of "inactive" voters from the voter rolls in recent years. If you have not voted recently, check the Ohio Secretary of State website to see if your name is listed among the purged voters. If it is, you will need to re-register in order to vote in the upcoming Fall election.
Let the Women Vote
In celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, the Speakers Bureau of the Greater Dayton League of Women Voters is offering a program entitled Let the Women Vote: The Long Quest for Suffrage.
This program is available for groups, clubs and organizations throughout Montgomery and Greene County and covers the suffragist movement from Seneca Falls, New York to Dayton, Ohio. Presentation is free to the public. To schedule a program contact the League at 937-228-4041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Census counts. So do you.This month, the Supreme Court heard cases challenging the Commerce Secretary’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This question has been controversial and is expected to have a chilling impact on Census participation, particularly in hard-to-count communities. April 1, 2020, marks the kickoff of the 2020 Census. This process of counting will ensure that the political power, health, and safety of every community is maintained or enhanced in the upcoming decade.
By the Census Bureau’s own analysis, the citizenship question would stop around 6.5 million people from participating. Three federal judges have already agreed that the decision to add it was unlawful. Now, we hope that the U.S. Supreme Court will come to the same conclusion. Let’s show the power of our communities and fight for representation and the resources we need. Help us make sure everyone is counted next year, without exception, and that our voices are heard. Sign the #CountMeIn pledge.