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2016
The Latest News for Election 2016 Vote Sign

LWVCA is working hard to educate voters this election. Make sure you are registered to vote! Get access to unbiased nonpartisan information through our Voter Guides both online and printed.

Find out how you can get involved and get informed.


Nancy DawleyLeague helps you become informed voter

"'Uninformed voter' is not a fatal disease that should keep anyone from voting," writes Nancy Dawley, LWVCA president. "In fact, all people are uninformed at some point in each election. This malady is easily cured by checking out and learning something about the candidates and issues. The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area can help."

Read more from Dawley's October 5, 2016 letter-to-the-editor in the Cincinnati Enquirer.


League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area joins Cincinnati Edition on WVXU to talk about the educational activities of the League.WVXU Interview: Voter Education Opportunities From The League Of Women Voters

On October 1, 1920, the executive committee of the League of Women Voters of Cincinnati held its first meeting. Since then the organization has worked to encourage active and informed citizen participation in our government, providing nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process and issues. Joining us from the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area to discuss the organization's voter education and information efforts are volunteer and board member Melissa Currence; Office Manager Lisa Williams-Nelson; and volunteer Ernest Mowell. Listen now!


LWV Ballot Issue EndorsementsThe League of Women Voters supports Issue 44: Cincinnati Public Schools Levy.

The Board of the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area voted to endorse and support the Cincinnati Public School Levy on the November ballot. The League is nonpartisan and does not support candidates, but based on its positions, it may endorse ballot issues.

The Education Committee followed the Cincinnati Preschool Promise initiative for two years before making a recommendation to support the program.

Read more about our endorsement.


This election is too important to sit out. Watch the #presidentialdebate to find out where the candidates stand on issues you care about. Your Guide to Debate Watching

Candidate debates have a long history in American politics. At every level of government--from city council to state legislature, from Congress to President of the United States--candidates participate in debates to help voters understand who and what they stand for.

When it comes to figuring out how to get the most out of debate-watching (and having fun while doing it!), League of Women Voters has your back.

Get your Debate Watching toolkit today!


Nancy DawleyHere's how you know Ohio election not rigged

League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area President Nancy Dawley published a letter-to-the-editor on August 22, 2016 in the Cincinnati Enquirer about Ohio's election systems.

"Ohio voters need not be concerned that their ballots will not be counted as the voter intended," Dawley writes, "because three Ohio laws and procedures protect the integrity of the ballot: Voter Verified Paper Audit Train (VVPAT), Election Administration Plan (EAP), and Ohio's 'Noah's Ark' system of election administration."

Read more in Dawley's letter-to-the-editor.


Watch Iron Jawed Angels with the League of Women Voters on Saturday, Sept 24, 2016

Iron Jawed Angels the filmLWVCA and Cincinnati World Cinema invites you to watch a screening of Iron Jawed Angels, the story of how women gained the right to vote in 1920. We are hosting this powerful film because history and the right to vote truly matter; and because informed voices need to be heard at all levels of government. We encourage family attendance by grandmothers, mothers, and daughters as well as educators and students.

We will be hosting screenings on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Showboat Majestic. Learn more and get your tickets today!


What we accomplished in 2015-2016

With you help, the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area made a big difference in making democracy work in our community. See more in our Impact Statement for 2015-2016.


Have you been purged? Check your voter registration!

The Ohio Secretary of State removed over 12,000 registered voters from the Hamilton County voting rolls, making them ineligible to vote in the November election. Learn how to make sure you can vote in November!


Making Democracy Work Award Honoree Mimi Gingold

Mimi Gingold and her husband, Alphonse Gerhardstein, are receiving the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area's inaugural Making Democracy Work Award because of their accomplishments in empowering citizens to shape better communities. Read more from Mimi on her life's work. (Jan. 26, 2016)


2015

Get the latest election news from LWVCA! Vote Sign

LWVCA is working hard to educate voters this election. Make sure you are registered to vote! Get access to unbiased nonpartisan information through our Voter Guides both online and printed. Find out how you can get involved and get informed.


League of Women Voters of Ohio Announces Position on Fall Ballot Issues (PDF) LWV Ballot Issue Endorsements

LWV Ohio Board has adopted the following positions on the state-wide issues:

  • Issue 1 - Support: We have been a staunch supporter of the need for redistricting reform in Ohio and have been advocating for such reform for the last forty years.
  • Issue 2 - Support: We support Issue 2 because it protects the constitution as a document of general principles
  • Issue 3 - Oppose: We oppose Issue 3 because the constitution should be a document of general principles.
Find out the reasoning behind these positions in the press release from the LWV of Ohio (PDF). The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes any political party or candidate, but uses thorough research to craft public policy positions. Find out more about our positions.

LWVCA is working hard on Issue 1. Find out how you can get involved.


Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial: Yes on Issue 1 to end politics as usual

The Editorial Board of the Cincinnati Enquirer has endorsed State Issue 1, citing Issue 1 has been endorsed not only by the state Republican and Democratic parties but also the League of Women Voters, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio AFL-CIO, the American Civil Liberties Union and others. (Cincinnati Enquirer, Oct. 21, 2015)


Column: League: Don't forget to vote for Issue 1

LWVCA President Nancy Dawley urges Ohio voters not to forget Issue 1 in the furor of media ads about the other election issues. Issue 1 creates long-awaited reform of Ohio's process for drawing legislative district lines. It may be low profile, but it is very important in ensuring fair elections. (Cincinnati Enquirer, Oct. 11, 2015)


LWVCA hosts visitors from six countries through the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. LWVCA Hosts Visitors from U.S. Department of State's International Visitors Leadership Program

The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area hosted an exchange with visitors from six countries through the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. The visit, coordinated by the Greater Cincinnati Global Council, highlighted perspectives on youth participation in elections, women's rights, and democracy in action. (September 30, 2015)


Column: Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Our VP Elizabeth Brown talks about on why it is important for voters to learn about the issues and asks Anderson Township voters to attend our election forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 14 at the Anderson Center (September 16, 2015)


LWVCA sends letter-to-editor on Charter School Reform

We deplore the fact that, to date, elected officials have not shown much enthusiasm for correcting a failed system. (Aug. 27, 2015)


LWV Ohio Releases Report Showing Legislative Districts Rigged for Predictable Results, Calls on Ohio Voters and Legislators to Approve Redistricting Reform (PDF)

League of Women Voters of Ohio and fellow redistricting reform supporters gathered in the Ladies' Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse to mark the anniversary of women's voting equality and to release a new report that shows how gerrymandering undercuts that equality. (August 26, 2015)


Melissa Currence Named Cincinnati Business Courier's 2015 Forty Under 40

LWVCA Vice President of Development has won this annual award by the Cincinnati Business Courier on August 6. It recognizes young professionals in the Tri-State who have reached major milestones in their careers and also made significant contributions to the community. Help the League celebrate Melissa at a lunch on September 22. Call (513) 281-VOTE (8683) for more information. Congratulations Melissa!


League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Urges for More Supervision in State-Funded Charter Schools

This letter to the editor was written by the LWVCA Education Committee and sent to the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cox Media on July 20, 2015.


Donald Rhoad Wins 2015 Martha B. Taft Service Award (May 2015)
Melissa Currence named a Shur Fellow. (March 25, 2015)
Join LWVCA as we celebrate 95 years of serving Greater Cincinnati on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. (Jan. 20, 2015)


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