League of Women Voters

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League of Women Voters,

voluntary public service organization of U.S. citizens. Organized in 1920 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, it had as its original nucleus the leaders of the latter organization. The league was organized to educate American women in the intelligent use of their newly won suffrage. At its founding the league was primarily concerned with the status and rights of women, but it later broadened its interests to encompass the improvement of the entire political, economic, and social structure of the nation. It has directed its educational and research campaigns to those ends on local, state, and national levels. Formerly limited to female membership, the league voted in 1974 to accept men as full members. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., the organization has some 110,000 members.
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All seven League of Women Voters chapters in DuPage County are helping the clerk's office recruit up to 4,000 judges it expects to need to run elections next March and November.
It is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greenville County and the Women's Rights and Empowerment Network, also known as WREN.
The League of Women Voters of Lane County is sponsoring a performance of "Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear," a one-woman play with actress Jane VanBoskirk as Roosevelt.
A panel of League of Women Voters members will share what it took to get the 19th Amendment passed.
Forum The Shrewsbury League of Women Voters in conjunction with the Sudbury and Needham League of Women Voters will host the Worcester 11th District State Representative Special Election Candidate Forum, 7-9 p.m.
Voter's Edge API for California will include similar data on local and statewide candidates and ballot measures for more than 50 California cities, with additional data provided by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund's Smart Voter.
The second half of the book reviews the origins of the League of Women Voters and considers whether the League's progressive advocacy compromises non-partisanship or public interest representation and whether public problems do get solved in an enlarged fashion through its efforts.
Raleigh, NC, March 24, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, has announced that she will address the topic of North Carolina's budget cuts and their impact on the Leandro case at the League of Women Voters of Wake County's luncheon on Friday, March 23 at noon at the University Club on 4200 Hillsborough St.
As the League of Women Voters looks to January 20, 2009, we see hard work ahead for the next President of the United States.
Citing a 2005 report from the League of Women Voters of Ohio that found only four fraudulent votes out of 9 million cast in 2002-2004, he adds, "All this talk offerreting out voter fraud is creating a boogeyman that doesn't really exist."
Signers include Americans United, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida: Florida Education Association: American Association of University Women of Florida; American Jewish Congress, South East Region; the Anti-Defamation League, Florida Region; Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers; Florida State Conference NAACP; Gray Panthers of North-Dade; Gray Panthers of South-Dade; the League of Women Voters; the National Council of Jewish Women FL State Public Affairs and People For the American Way.

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