The League Educates Voters:
Policing Issues & Violence In America
Our League's recent program on Policing Issues and Violence in America, held in the Xenia Library on 10 November, was a resounding success. The standing-room-only audience listened attentively as a panel of diverse experts responded to well-crafted questions probing current critical issues: the shooting in Ferguson, the militarization of the police, search and seizure, the right to carry firearms, and stop and frisk policies. The moderator Janis James, appropriately brought it all home with a question about the recent shooting of John Crawford at the Beavercreek Walmart. The program ended by asking panelists for their ideas on possible solutions. Suggestions included more community-organized policing, ensuring that police departments represent the communities they serve, and better police training.
It is central to the League Mission to encourage civic engagement by educating the public about issues of local and national significance that are important to them. This is exactly what this program accomplished. Thanks to all who played a role in organizing, presenting, and attending it. The program was recorded, so if you missed it and would like to see it, please contact the League Office to borrow a DVD.
Left to right: Gary Daniels (ACLU), Mark Gokavi (Dayton Daily News), Phil Plummer (Montgomery County Sheriff), Dr. Patrick Oliver (Criminal Justice Dept, Cedarville Univ), Tom Roberts (ACLU).
See our Election Information page for links to unofficial election results for Greene and Montgomery Counties. Thank you for voting, and doing your part to help democracy work.
About our League
The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area (LWVGDA) is one of the first Leagues established in 1920 after passage of the 19th amendment, making it a proud and direct descendent of the women’s suffrage movement. Over 250 members strong, LWVGDA encompasses both Montgomery and Greene Counties, and is an active partner of the State of Ohio League and the League of Women Voters U.S. The League is nonpartisan, and neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate, but does take action on issues following careful study and member consensus. All women and men eligible to vote are invited to join League. It’s not just about having the right to vote, it’s about what we do with it.
27 Jan: Capitol Chat w/ Rep. Strahorn,, 5:30 pm, Dayton Racquet Club.
17 Feb: Board Meeting, 6:30 pm, Talbott Tower.
"Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken time to learn about the issues.”