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National LVW position on Privatization
The LWVUS Board approved a new position on Privatization at its June 2012 meeting.

LWV Online:
Web, Blogs and Social Media Guidance
—While not official policy, this guide is intended to provide support for state and local Leagues


Kansas Legislature web site


 

 

 

 

A Voice for Citizens
- A Force for Change

Serving the Citizens of Kansas
Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Kansas.

We are a non-partisan, grassroots, volunteer and political organization with eight local Leagues across the state. For 93 years, we have encouraged the informed and active participation of citizens in government and have influenced public policy through education and advocacy. As a non-partisan organization, the League of Women Voters welcome you to our web site

News: Wind Energy, by Dolores Furtado, LWV-Ks Press Release, 3-28-2014
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News: Bad Decision on Proof of Citizenship Will Hurt Voters, by Stephanie Drahan, LWV Press Release, 3-19-2014
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News: Kansas Supreme Court: Public school funding unconstitutional
CBS News, 3/7/2014
—Article has link to the court's ruling
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News: Retain merit selection of Supreme Court judges
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News: LWVK involved in voter registration policy lawsuit
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News: November State Board Meeting
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2013-2015 State Study:
Fracking, Water and the future
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KS toll free legislative hotline: 
1-800-432-3924
Kansas residents can ask questions about legislation, legislative procedure, state government. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
   In addition to calling the hotline, residents can text questions to
785-256-0733 (standard text message rates may apply), instant message at www.kslib.info/ask-a-librarian, or visit the State Library.  The State Library is located in the north wing, on the third floor of the Kansas Capitol Building.

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League of Women Voters Supports
Merit Selection System of Appellate Judges & Justices:

"RESOLVED, that the League of Women Voters of Kansas supports the merit selection system for appellate judges and justices, independent of how merit panel members are selected. The present application, interview, questioning and selection process provides the best available information to identify and select the most qualified appellate judges and justices, independent of political considerations".

— Ernestine Krehbiel

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LWVK Calendar We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members
Elections Who is on the ballot in the next election? What did candidates promise in the last election? How to register to vote? ...and more
Contact Includes links for National and Kansas political leaders. Also: CONTACT LWVK

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NYTimes, 2010 interactive U.S. Census
Interactive national census map, by state, with counties.

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Kansas in League History — 90+ years
—by Leslie Chaffin, Wichita Charity Examiner, October 12, 2010
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What does the League do?

  • We educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
  • We encourage individual participation in the political process.
  • We inform through in-depth, objective study.
  • We monitor local, state and national government bodies and activities.
  • We register voters.
  • We sponsor candidate debates and public issue forums.
Who are our members?We are active, curious, socially conscious and involved women and men in over 1,000 local Leagues in 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

You can make a difference! Now is the time to join a local League of Women Voters and start making a difference in your community. League membership is open to all women and men of eligible voting age.

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LWV of Kansas
515 S. Kansas Ave., Suite C
Topeka, Ks 66604
785-234-5152
lwv.kansas@gmail.com

COMING—Sat., Nov. 8–
League Day in Topeka
Read details on our Calendar.


Documentary on “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”
The League of Women Voters of Kansas was a sponsor of KTWU public television in Topeka in their showing of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The series ran Sept. 14-20, 2014, with an episode shown each evening, 7-9 PM.
   Dolores Furtado
, President, League of Women Voters of Kansas, was asked to create a brief message (ten seconds, modified mission statement, recited over video of league members registering voters and included a large image of our LWVK Franklin D. Rooseveltlogo.
     Dolores said:
"I think this is a wonderful way to spread the word about our effort to register voters and make democracy work."


Sat., Apr. 26 –
LWVK Council
Was held in Wichita


Large oil companies pulling up stakes in Kansas
by Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press, 12/2/2013

Study: Methane release is 50 percent higher than EPA says; Kansas among leaders
by Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press, 11-25-2013

Editorial:
The Dishonesty of Voter ID Laws
by The Editorial Board, New York Times 9-30-2013

Editorial:
State must help potential voters
Topeka Capital-Journal, 9-10-2013

Citizenship rule snags voter sign-up for thousands
by Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, 9-9-2013


“The Vote Is the Emblem of Equality—and Now It is Under Attack,”
by Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United States
The Huffington Post,
2-11-2013


Women's Suffrage, granted in Kansas in 1912, 8th state
KS Governor's Budget Reports

SunshineReview.org
Ks. Budget
current and proposed


State Convention was held April 27, 2013 in Overland Park
See a photo wrap-up of our convention!
Read wrap-up of our convention
Read comments by new LWVK President Dolores Furtado

 

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