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Our monthly newsletter, The VOTER, provides information on League programs and events, and updates on our advocacy efforts, among other topics.

Lissa Staley, Communications Chair

Articles for the Voter are due the Friday after the monthly Board of Director’s meeting held on the second Tuesday of the month.

JULY 2024

Calendar of Events

July 2 | Tuesday Topics | Noon | Brewster Place* 

Adrienne Olejnik, Vice President of Kansas Action for Children will present information about the ways children are provided help and support in Kansas.

June 14 | LWVTSC Book Club | Noon | Hughes Room at TSCPL

Discussing The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance by Rebecca Clarren. Contact Carole Jordan for more information 

August 6 | Tuesday Topics| Noon | Marvin 101BC at TSCPL
Diana Carlin discusses her new book about First Ladies of the United States.


President’s Perspective

The primary election cycle is upon us and the campaign rhetoric began early. In five weeks, voters will determine their respective party candidates for the general election.

During these next few weeks, the League of Women Voters Topeka-Shawnee County will focus their efforts on voter education at numerous community events. One informational effort will highlight the changes in our county regarding state senatorial districts due to redistricting.

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Local Observer Reports

LWV observers keep you informed about what is happening in local government. The Local Observer Corps volunteers attend city, county and school board meetings and take notes. Read the Observer reports for the July 2024 Voter.


June Tuesday Topics Summary 

At the June Tuesday Topics at Brewster Place, Lisa Sandmeyer, Superintendent, Historic Topeka Cemetery regaled us with fascinating facts and stories about the Topeka Cemetery.


Voter Services Update

Numerous community tabling events are approaching quickly, such as Monday Farmers Market at TSCPL, Fiesta, NOTO, W. U. Engagement Fair (enrollment), Food Truck Festival and Perry Pride Fall Festival.  You may receive a call from Jane Hanni or you may contact Mary Lou Davis regarding the events.  Please be generous with your time during this busy election year.  


Board Briefs

  • Jane Hanni has offered to make phone calls seeking volunteers for Voter Services events.
  • The Audit Committee issued LWVTSC a clean review and audit for fiscal year 2023-2024.
  • We will participate in the Collins Park July 4th Parade this year.
  •  Members are encouraged to support the Great Topeka Duck Race.  We receive one-half of the amount donated through the LWVTSC team page.


State League Action Alerts & Newsletter

Stay informed of State League of Women Voters articles & news.

2024-2025 Board of Directors

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