Author Dennis Turner speaks on World War II Heroines
The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area hosted author and University of Dayton law professor Dennis Turner at our latest Dine and Dish event held on 22 June. Turner discussed his newest book entitled What Did You Do During the War Sister? (available on Amazon). The book, called "imaginative nonfiction" by the author, was inspired by the real-life stories of Belgian nuns who hid refugees and Jews from the Nazis during World War II. The evening was entertaining, informative, and lively, and included a 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds going to the League Education Fund, to support voter education.
Redistricting Issue Passed
On 8 May, Ohioans passed Issue 1 on Redistricting by a three to one margin. Thank you to everyone who voted for this important measure. This Constitutional amendment reforms Ohio's congressional redistricting process to protect voters' interests. Issue 1 resulted from weeks of negotiations between the Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition and leaders of both parties in the State Legislature proving that compromise in politics is still possible, when both sides are willing to make it happen. Learn in the video below how Issue 1 will change how congressional district lines are drawn and end gerrymandering.
28 Jun - 1 Jul: LWV National Convention: Chicago, IL.
19 Jul: Board meeting, 5:45 pm.
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