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The League of Women Voters–

Want to get beyond the headlines?

Want to get information–

Without flashy headlines?
Without partisan politics?
Without lobbying by vested interests?
Without sound bites?

We do that . . . and you can help!

The League of Women Voters is a grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit
organization that has educated citizens and lobbied government in the
public interest for more than 75 years. We study topical government
problems and come to positions based on member consensus. Then
we act.

In recent years, the League of Women Voters of LawrenceñDouglas County:

Without flashy headlines . . .
sponsored public meetings about campaign finance reform in Kansas,
what our city and county sales tax has bought, the rocky road to
welfare reform, the effects of tax abatements in Douglas County, and
how public transportation works in another university town.

Without partisan politics . . .
testified before and wrote to the city, county, and planning commissions
based on League study of planning issues, recreation policy, public
transit, and development in the unincorporated areas of the county; and
to state and national legislators on a host of issues.

Without lobbying by vested interests . . .
presented candidate forums; registered voters at groceries, schools,
downtown, Haskell, the Health Department, and the Public Library;
and worked to Get Out The Vote, all in cooperation with NAACP,
Youth in Government at LHS, and the AAUW. We also studied such
League program items as tax abatements in Douglas County, the State
School Board and educational governance in Kansas, controlling
suburban sprawl in the county and the representativeness of the Planning

Without sound bites . . .
observed meetings of the city and county commissions, the planning
commission, and the school board, and began work on a Citizen
Handbook on Douglas County Government.

How YOU can help . . .

You might support the General Fund. Make your check payable to
LWVL-DC and let the local League choose how best to address local
issues. Because we lobby, such contributions are not tax deductible as
charitable contributions, but may be deductible as business expenses.

You might support the LWV Education Fund. Make your check
payable to the LWV Education Fund; your contribution will help cover
a portion of our membership payments to the national League and will
otherwise be used for Voters Service activities. Donations to the
Education Fund are tax deductible.

You could become a member.
If you want practical experience in
how government works,
JOIN US. The League welcomes any citizen

of voting age.
Dues are $20 for a student membership,
$50 for a single membership,
$75 check for a household membership,
and some scholarships are available.

Email us about joining TODAY:



2 Responses

  1. Please let me know the address to which I can send my membership dues. Thank you.

  2. I would like to join and become an active member. Please notify me.

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