League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MD
We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.
Food Security Plan
LWVMC reaches consensus on the Montgomery County Food Security Plan
With 60,000 County residents identified as lacking food security, the League’s members voted to support the County’s strategic plan to remedy the plight of those who struggle with hunger. In addition, the members recommend that the County intensify efforts to enroll eligible residents in SNAP, strengthen limited English proficient residents’ ability to acquire information on food assistance, ensure residents have public transportation to food sources, and step up nutrition education. Consensus authorizes our president to advocate on this issue.
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LWVMC members assisted Montgomery County primary election voters:
- Registered voters at over 40 sites including colleges, courthouse naturalizations, and the detention center
- Sponsored/co-sponsored 3 candidates’ forums: judges, county executives, and school board
- Reported the policy positions of 2,284 Maryland candidates from all 24 Maryland counties via vote411.org
- Distributed 80,000 Montgomery County Voters’ Guides
- Monitored 232 county polling places in 248 precincts
General Election: November 6, 2018
Families belong together
The League position on immigration: “Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises.”
- Take Action: Urge Congress to pass the Dream Act now!
Supreme Court decisions
The U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in four highly anticipated cases: first, the court upheld Ohio’s unreasonable voter purge standard in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute. Second, in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, the Court found that the Minnesota law that challenged political apparel at polling places was too subjective to be enforceable. And finally, in two partisan gerrymandering cases, Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone the court ruled that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate standing and sent the cases back to the district courts without ruling on the merits. LWV will continue to fight for transparent and accountable redistricting processes.