Authors discuss book on Dayton Racism, Riots
On 28 June 2017, the League of Voters of the Greater Dayton Area hosted a Dine and Dish event with the authors of Blood in the Street: Racism, Riots and Murder in the Heartland of America. In this book, Daniel L. Baker and Gwen Nalls meticulously chronicled events leading up to the riots in the period 1965-1975 as a racist serial murderer preyed on the local Black community. There was a full house at Carillon Brewing Company for this event. As Gwen Nalls said, "Think about it: What has changed? If you don't know history, you are doomed to repeat it."
A full house audience listens as authors Daniel Baker and Gwen Nalls discuss their book Blood in the Streets.
Since Election Day, the League has seen an increase in membership as dissatisfied voters look for ways to get involved and make a difference. The League's longstanding emphasis on nonpartisanship and civil discourse are especially appealing after the divisive and discordant primary and general election campaigns.
The following links from LWVUS provide some ideas for leveraging this interest and enthusiasm: Leveraging Post-Election Volunteer Interest, and 10 Ways You Can Help Defend Our Democracy. You can also register to receive Action Alerts from LWVUS by filling out this online form. Please contact the LWVGDA office if any of these ideas spark your interest and you would like to get more involved in helping to keep our democracy working.
Voter Purge Update: Federal Court Ruling
Over 32,000 voters in Montgomery and Greene Counties were purged from the rolls last year alone, a process allowed by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to clear the databases of inactive voters. Visit this easy-to-use web portal to verify that you are still registered. Here are the complete listing of voters purged in Greene or Montgomery County.
10 Jul: Board Meeting, 6 pm, Talbott Tower.
17-20 Jul: Women for Common Ground, 6 pm, Talbott Tower. Choose one evening and bring a friend from the opposite party.
25 Jul: Quarterly Social Meeting, 6 pm, Coco's Bistro, 250 Warren Street, Dayton
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”