I League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area

Possible Aquifer Contamination

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area is monitoring developing news of possible contamination of our aquifer by firefighting chemicals. Here is a link with details. Water utilities in Dayton and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working to keep chemicals out of the region’s drinking water but progress is slow because federal agencies have not set safety levels for some chemicals or funded clean-up efforts of groundwater contamination. Environmental groups say the lack of a coordinated clean-up response is making it difficult for cities and water suppliers across the nation to keep drinking water free from man-made chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These contaminants have been found in parts of the water supply at Wright-Patt and in much of Montgomery County at levels that are safe to drink but which cause concern if they increase.

League members register voters
Dayton Area League members registering voters in August.

The Electoral College

What is it? Why do we have it? Do we need it any longer?

The Electoral College is a puzzling system that often has people scratching their heads about how it works and why we use it. The presentation below presents a brief history of the Electoral College, a discussion of its impact on our democracy, and a plan for change. The presenter is Karen Glennemeier of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette, IL. Karen is part of a regional League committee that has been studying the Electoral College and working toward its abolition since the last presidential election.