I League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area

2018 Dangerous Dames Announced

The Dayton Area League has revealed the names of this year’s Dangerous Dames of Dayton. Lucinda Williams Adams and Deb Feldman will be honored at the annual Dangerous Dames dinner on March 22 at the NCR Country Club. Lucinda Williams Adams was an Olympic gold medalist in the 1960 summer games and later, a dedicated teacher and administrator in Dayton Public Schools. Deb Feldman served as Montgomery County’s first woman administrator and is the President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital. The Dangerous Dames of Dayton dinner raises funds to support the League’s voter education programs. The public is is heartily encouraged to attend and show their appreciation for the lives and work of this year’s honorees. See details on our Events Calendar.

Redistricting Update!

The League of Women Voters of Ohio and Common Cause Ohio applaud the overwhelming passage of Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 by the Ohio General Assembly. (See Press Release and Fair Districts website for details.) SJR 5 will place an issue on the May ballot reforming Ohio's congressional redistricting process to protect voters' interests. After weeks of negotiations, the Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition reached a compromise with leaders of both parties on a new process for drawing congressional districts. The proposed constitutional amendment will go on the May ballot.

Meanwhile, our original petition effort in case the legislature's measure does not pass in May. We are committed to the principle of fair districts, and will submit the amendment for the November ballot if the legislature's proposal fails. So, be sure to vote in the May election, and sign the original Fair Districts petition, just in case.