League of Women Voters – Public Meetings

by admin on April 29, 2014

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League Meetings are held on the 2nd Wed of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to any interested people.

Human Trafficking: a local focus

November 12 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Delaware County District Library, Orange Township, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware, OH

Human Trafficking is a new name for an age-old problem but, in the 21st century, it has emerged as an issue with subtleties and implications that affect all members of society. New legislation: Ohio House Bill 262  was passed May 2012. and another bill, passed this year, House Bill 130 is known as the End Demand Act. This panel will explain the legislation, the implementation of it, and give an overview of the issue as well as practical ways that individuals can support victims of human trafficking.

Panelists

  • Samantha Hudson, LSW, Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist, Salvation Army
  • Brande Urban, Director of Community Impact. Brande oversees several United Way of Delaware County initiatives i.e. Imagination Library, Delaware County Hunger Alliance, STEP and the Delaware County Against Human Trafficking Coalition.
  • Tabitha Woodruff, Attorney and Central Ohio Regional Coalition Specialist for the Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Department. Tabitha has served as legislative advocacy chair for the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition since 2009.
  • Moderator: Anne Tull, QMHS, National Youth Advocacy Program as a Treatment Advocate, working with teenagers in transitional group living situations. She is active in both the Delaware County Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition Demand Reduction Committee.

Delaware County has been especially strong in networking among various agencies and organizations and providing outreach and support for those affected. Please join us to find out more on November 12 at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Orange Road Delaware County District Library. (Refreshments will be served.)

 

2015 Meetings – 2nd Wed. of each month, location forthcoming

January – Development of outlet malls in Delaware County

February – Membership meeting: Review of League positions and introduction of new ones

March – Public Transportation in Delaware County

April – Education focus – understanding charter schools and other alternatives to public schools

May – Annual Meeting and Dinner

 

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League to provide Issue 2 presenters

by admin on September 22, 2012

Ohio voters can fix a broken, politically bias redistricting system by supporting State Issue 2 on Nov. 6.

If approved, the proposed constitutional amendment would bring equity and balance to the state legislative and congressional redistricting process by removing the power from politicians and lobbyists and putting it in the hands of citizens.

District maps are redrawn every 10 years after the federal census. Under the current system the majority political party in office controls the process.

State Issue 2 establishes a politically independent citizens commission to redraw the maps and also requires the now closed-door process to be open to public scrutiny.

For more than 30 years, members of the LWV have worked to fix the flawed process. Now, partnering with Voters First and 30 Ohio organizations, we seek voter support for State Issue 2 which adds fairness and compactness among other criteria for redrawing the political districts.

Upon request, the League of Women Voters of Delaware County will provide speakers to discuss the details of Issue 2. Such information helps voters make decisions on Election Day.

“An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will.” — Thomas Jefferson.

For more information or to schedule a speaker, email info@lwvdelawarecountyohio.com, or call Karen Rainey, President, at (740) 368-9001.

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OHIO VOTES

July 5, 2012

After months of confusing legislative activity surrounding election law in Ohio, we now have clarity.* Voting rules remain nearly the same as the last Presidential election with one exception: In-person absentee voting the last weekend before the election is no longer available.  The deadline to register to vote is October 9. Remember, you must […]

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Can you hear me now?

April 19, 2012

The League of Women Voters of Delaware County invites you to a community forum  Connections: Linking Citizens and Public Officials for Better Communication Monday, April 30, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 PM   Summit Room at Willow Brook Delaware Run 100  Delaware Crossing W., Delaware, OH 43015  (off  W. William St.)   Join our panel of public officials in discussing […]

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Freedom of Choice Ohio Coalition and The National Council of Jewish Women Columbus Section invite you to celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

January 3, 2012

 “When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories” is a film that reveals the physical, emotional, and legal consequences of when abortion was a criminal act. Women speak frankly about their experiences; doctors and health care workers describe the challenge of saving women suffering from botched abortions; and friends and family members share their personal remembrances. The film […]

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Clean Air Town Hall Meeting December 6

November 27, 2011

LWV Delaware County, LWV Metro Columbus and the Sierra Club will host a town hall meeting on clean air and public health on Tuesday, December 6, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Delaware County Developmental Disabilities Center, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center.  (This location is the same site as early voting in Delaware County, at […]

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Candidates and ballot issues Nov. 2011

November 2, 2011

The League of women Votes of Delaware County and The Delaware Gazette are working hard to bring you this important voter information guide.  Many thanks to everyone involved for all your hard work.     OHIO BALLOT ISSUES Issue 1: Proposed constitutional amendment to change the age at which a person may not be elected […]

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November 8 Ballot Issues

September 23, 2011

LWV Delaware County Supports Local Levies At its August 31 meeting, the LWV Delaware County board voted to support three local levies on the November 8 ballot:  the Delaware City Schools operations levy of 8.3 additional mills for five years; the Buckeye Valley Schools levy of 0.5 percent additional income tax (continuing); and the Delaware-Morrow […]

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Election Reform

September 23, 2011

LWV Ohio Supports Repeal of HB 194, Election Reform Big news—LWV Ohio has supported the referendum on HB 194, which allows local Leagues to participate in the petition drive to collect 231,000 signatures by Sept. 29 and keep the law from going into effect this fall.  If the petition drive is successful, the referendum will […]

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

August 22, 2011

August 26 marks the 91st anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment that granted women the right to vote.  LWV Delaware County will hold a reception to celebrate this event on Thursday evening, August 25 at Austin Manor, 95 Elizabeth St., Delaware, beginning at 7:00 PM.  Our featured speaker will be Lynn Cook of […]

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