The League of Women Voters of Ohio and Common Cause Ohio applaud the overwhelming passage of Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 by the Ohio General Assembly. (See Press Release and Fair Districts website for details.) SJR 5 will place an issue on the May ballot reforming Ohio's congressional redistricting process to protect voters' interests. After weeks of negotiations, the Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition reached a compromise with leaders of both parties on a new process for drawing congressional districts. The proposed constitutional amendment will go on the May ballot.
Meanwhile, our original petition effort in case the legislature's measure does not pass in May. We are committed to the principle of fair districts, and will submit the amendment for the November ballot if the legislature's proposal fails. So, be sure to vote in the May election, and sign the original Fair Districts petition, just in case.
Program Planning 2018
On 16 January 2018, members of the League of Women Voters of Greater Dayton braved the cold weather and gathered at the Goodwill - Easter Seals downtown facility to address future programs. Instead of the usual review of the LWVUS positions, we were asked to focus on the fundamental goal of Making Democracy Work, and how we can support that through our local programs. The proposed program will be voted on by the membership at our Annual Meeting.
12 Feb: Board meeting, 5:45 pm.
20 Feb: Quarterly Dinner, 6:00 pm, Wandering Griffin Brewery & Pub, 3725 Presidential Drive, Beavercreek
22 Mar: Dangerous Dames of Dayton, 6 pm, NCR Country Club, 4435 Dogwood Tr. Kettering.
"I believe to go along to get along is unpatriotic. I believe that agreeing with your government on everything they do is unpatriotic. I believe a patriot stands up and holds your government's feet to the fire. Because if you do that, you will get good government."