League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MD
Delegates to the 2017 LWVMD convention voted to support four statewide studies of interest to the public:
- Death with Dignity
- Corrections and Bail
- Civic Education in Schools and the Community
- Services for the Aging
Join the July 16 Gerrymander Meander #2
Elbridge Gerrymander, born 1744 and the namesake of gerrymandering, celebrates his birthday on July 16—a good day to put the spotlight on redistricting reform. Meander over to one of four restaurants/bars to celebrate E. Gerry’s birthday and plan to take action on redistricting reform. Let’s ensure that Maryland adopts a fair and open process for drawing election districts. Volunteer to help http://www.lwvmd.org/ttg_volunteers. Read more here.
ELECTION INTEGRITY COMMISSION
League Statement on Trump's "Election Integrity Commission"
"President Trump’s 'Election Integrity Commission' is an unnecessary distraction from the real work to protect against foreign hacking and interference in our electoral process. The real purpose of this effort is to justify President Trumps' false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections." Click here to read more.
League Opposes Kobach Request for Voter Records
"There is no justification for this giant fishing expedition. The Commission itself is a distraction from the real issue of voter suppression. The League stands with those state leaders who have already come out to support their voters and refuse these requests from Mr. Kobach and the EIC.” See www.lwv.org for more.
With the election of Nancy Bliss as president for a two-year term, and with membership numbers at 411—an increase of 111 members since May 2016—the League prepares for a new program year.