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.
Community members gather at Courthouse Square in support of the Women's March on Washington.
Voter Advocates, State Officials Reassure Voters: Ohio Elections are Fair
Concerns about the potential for elections to be “rigged” have been raised in the context of the US Presidential campaign. Voter advocates including the League have reassured voters that Ohio’s election system is secure, and election officials of all political backgrounds – including Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted – have strenuously defended the integrity of our election system. These groups and public officials remind voters that Ohio has many layers of safeguards built into our voting process to make sure it is fair and accurate. "Don’t allow the naysayers to undermine your faith in democracy. Have your say by voting,” said Carrie Davis of the League of Women Voters of Ohio.
For more details read the Press Release issued on 18 October and the League's FAQ on Election Security; and visit the Election Protection website. See also this video from the Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted, explaining how our ballots are handled.
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.
21 Feb: Tax Dollars in Education, 6 pm, Trotwood-Madison HS.
7 Mar: LWVO Statehouse Day, Columbus OH.
13 Mar: Board Meeting, 6 pm, Talbott Tower.
22 Mar: Big Read - DreamlandTax, 6 pm, Washington-Centerville Library
30 Mar: Dangerous Dames: Pioneering women in media, 6 pm, NCR Country Club, Kettering
"The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands.”
Lyndon B. Johnson