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We are a nonpartisan organization that promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

 

 Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for our public information session. Learn how!

 

Tuesday Topics–

Back to the Library for an Education Funding Update

Dale Dennis, longtime Deputy Commissioner of Education, will join the League at the Aug.7 Tuesday Topics at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 10th and Lane in Topeka. Tuesday Topics has moved back to the library after meeting at a summer location.

An optional lunch will be available for $10 at 11:30, with the program beginning at noon.The public is welcome to attend Tuesday Topics.

Dennis is the state’s top expert on education funding in Kansas.  His programs are always popular.


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Judy Moler, Chapter President

The President’s Perspective

July, 2018

The shift from winter to spring and back again is being termed Sprinter by some. Using that term….I think that Sprinter describes our launch into Spring by the League of Women Voters Topeka- Shawnee County.

The League has joined with the YWCA Advocacy Committee to promote an Integrated Voter Engagement Project to increase voter turnout. Former Topeka Mayor, Joan Wagnon and I appeared before the Shawnee County Commission to propose a satellite voting location be established in Central Topeka for weekend voting. Several community members including Mayor De La Isla and USD 501 Superintendent Tiffany Anderson have signed letters of support. Research has shown that Integrated Voting Engagement is among the most effective ways to increase voter turnout.  Read entire letter.

 

 

 


HELP  TURN  OUT  THE  VOTE!  

STEP 1: A strong democracy needs every registered voter to participate in the election process. If you are a business or organization, we invite you to download and display one or both of our posters that encourage people to vote.  These signs say “I Vote.  Do You?”  and  “We Vote.  Do You?”   Learn more about how to join the effort to get voters to the polls!

Download “I Vote. Do You?”  poster;  Download “We Vote. Do You?” poster

STEP 2: Be informed before you vote. Use www.VOTE411.org to get a nonpartisan voter guide tailored to answer questions posed to candidates in your community.  We invite you to display this informational poster in your workplace, too.

 

 

Join us to Make Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles:

  • Voters Services/Citizen Education: We present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.
  • Action/Advocacy: We are also nonpartisan; but after study we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

Join LWVTSC and start making a difference in our community. League membership is open to all women and men age 16 or older.

 

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We do not support nor oppose any political party or candidate.