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October 2018 Topical Thursday Event

The Toledo-Lucas County Chapter of the League of Women Voters held it's second event on Oct 11. The guest speaker was Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. Our topic was Issue 15. He explained the reasons it was necessary, and that *issue 15 is not a tax, it's a charter amendment that will allow Toledo and its suburbs to work together. . .without Issue 15, water rates for Toledoans could triple.* The next Topical Thursday will be Nov 8, 7 PM to 8 PM, at West Park Place Senior Living 3501 Executive Parkway, Toledo, OH. The meeting room is accessed through the North Entrance in the rear of the building. The guest speaker will be Attorney Joyce A. Plummer, Esq., who is a family law/ domestic relations attorney in the Lakeside/Marblehead Ohio area. The topic will be "Juvenile Justice - The Rights of Children". Topical Thursdays are informal but informative events designed to educate the community on various subjects. For a complete list of Topical Thursdays, visit http://www.lwvtoledo.org. The League of Women Voters is a political nonpartisan organization. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political candidate or party. It does take stands on select issues through study. The League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County has be in existence for over 90 years. Please consider joining us.

National Voter's Registration Day Events 2018

Women's Equality Day 2018

As we celebrate today as Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2018, let us remind ourselves of the tremendous work that has been accomplished and that which we still need to carry out to achieve equality. Leagues all over the USA have been a part of celebrations for the past few days. Those of us in LWV-TLC had that opportunity yesterday as part of the Equality Day Celebration held at the UAW Local 12 hosted by several organizations.

Many women spoke including our President, Audrey Berning-Matell. Covering such topics as Women in Business, Anti-Human Trafficking, Women in the Military, Women in Unions, Women in Politics, Women and Diversity, to name a few. Those speakers included: Nicole Duhart, Margie Chambers, Glenita Kinney, Marcia Young, Laticia Holmes, Theresa Fedor, Lisa Sobecki, Sandy Spang, Audrey Johnson, and many others. Local artists, authors and other female entrepreneurs had tables highlighting their businesses. Several members of LWV-TLC were present sharing information about the League ready to answer questions and register voters. Every attendee received a copy of our LWV-TLC publication "They Represent You" (TRY), which lists the local, state and federal government officials including their contact information.

We look forward to the 100th Anniversary in 2020 and hope that each of you will join us in our celebration.


Fair Districts = Fair Elections

Thanks to the hard work of redistricting reformers all over the state, voters approved a historic state constitutional amendment that will institute strong protections against the congressional partisan gerrymandering. Voters were clear that we all deserve fair districts and fair elections. Issue 1 won by 74.85%! Congressional redistricting with the new rules will take place in 2021. Issue 1 includes bipartisan mapmaking, greater transparency and public participation. It curbs gerrymandering or the manipulation of district lines by keeping communities together. ​For more information visit the Fair Districts=Fair Elections Coalition