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Lawmakers cannot let stand unintended criminal consequences of election-law change: editorial

"Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has issued a legal opinion on to what extent anti-Zuckerbucks election-law changes added to the state budget last year could expose elections officials and potentially others to criminal liability for election-related collaborations. He concluded that officials could undertake routine collaborations, but how narrowly they must do so remains uncertain. In an editorial today, the editorial board of The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com writes that Yost's opinion underscores the importance of the General Assembly immediately repealing the provisions, to remove the collaboration language and allow the anti-Zuckerbucks portion to be introduced as a stand-alone bill." Read the entire opinion piece here.

Backstory

New Episodes Now Available BackStory is a public affairs series that focuses on the topical issues of the day important to an informed public. It is produced jointly by the Leagues of Women Voters of Bowling Green and Toledo-Lucas County with support from the Perrysburg Area League and aired monthly on WGTE-TV. It came into being as part of the 100th-anniversary celebration of the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution ensuring women's right to vote. It is totally homegrown, leaguers from BG and LWVT-LC determine and research the topics, arrange the appropriate guests and write the script outlines for the moderator, who also adds his own touches to the program. In addition to BackStory, WGTE has been airing short biographical sketches also produced by the three NWO Leagues called Women in NW Ohio as interim spots between regular programs. BackStory airs the last Friday of every month at 8:30 pm following Washington Week.
  • THE 19th AMENDMENT LWV's 100th Anniversary: January 31 & March 27, 2020
  • THE 2020 CENSUS: February 28, 2020
  • IMMIGRATION: April 24, 2020
  • TRUSTING OUR MEDIA: May 29, 2020
  • BOARDS of ELECTION: June 26, 2020
  • REVISITING THE 19th AMENDMENT: July 31, 2020
  • JUDICIAL ELECTIONS: August 14, 2020
  • PROTECTING NOVEMBER'S ELECTION: September 25, 2020
  • MAKING SENSE OF VOTING: October 30, 2020
  • CAN ZIPCODE PREDICT HEALTH?: November 27, 2020
  • PRIORITIZING OUR ENVIRONMENT: December 20, 2020
  • OPIOID EPIDEMIC: January 29, 2021
  • VPROJECT INITIATIVE: February 26, 2021
  • COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER: March 26, 2021
  • FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING: May 28, 2021
  • COVID-19 STIMULUS IMPACT: June 25, 2021
  • CONSPIRACY THEORYS: July 30, 2021
  • EQUITY: August 27, 2021
  • IS OUR DEMOCRACY IN PERIL?: September24, 2021
  • CIVIL DISCOURSE IN OUR SOCIETY: October 29, 2021
  • THE RISE OF PARAMILITARY/MILITIA GROUPS: November 26, 2021
  • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN OHIO PUBLIC SCHOOLS: December 31, 2021
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL MEDIA: January 28, 2022
  • Click here to view the programs that have been recorded.

    Real Talk

    REAL TALK is a diversity, equity, and inclusion program amongst 4 Leagues of Women of Voters in Northeast Ohio: Akron Area, Hudson, Greater Cleveland, and Kent.

    Through a series of panels and forums, Real Talk spotlights specific issues of inequity, injustice, and indignities in education, healthcare, criminal justice, housing & employment, environment, and democracy. The program focuses on Northeast Ohio but always emphasizes the historical, systemic, and institutional through-line running throughout Ohio and the nation.

    Each issue is examined through a 2-part series: Evening 1 features a panel of legislators, government bodies, or experts who address these issues through legislation, resolutions, or process; Evening 2 features the actual practitioners and community leaders who are actively combatting these issues across Northeast Ohio. Each series will provide the information and resources for activism and advocacy surrounding these important issues.

    Click HERE to view past episodes.

    LWV US Resources

    Equality vs. Equity

    Divided We Fall: Unity without Tragedy

    This video is about citizens from many backgrounds listening to each other as they discuss many of the issues present in our country today. Click here to view.

    What is Ranked Choice Voting?

    Twenty-five states already have some form of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). Adam Friedman is from Massachusetts and well known on the subject of RCV. Several groups including the LWV of Greater Tucson sponsored this presentation in January of 2020. This video is about 55 minutes long. Click here to watch.

    Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit Modification for IronUnits Facility in Toledo

    Commemorating the Suffrage Centennial - News and Resources

    With the help of Ohio Humanities, LWV Ohio has been able to work on a number of projects to commemorate the Centennial that are available to the public.

  • LWV Ohio Suffrage Reading List: This curated reading and media list highlight the struggles and successes of the suffrage movement, and is for all ages - including baby board books and youth nonfiction and fiction chapter books.
  • The Complicated Struggle for Women Suffrage: A inter-sectional discussion guide to the woman's suffrage movement, challenges faced by early women leaders, and why suffrage still matters today. The guide particularly explores synergies of the suffrage and abolition movements and the many challenges faced by black women for racial and gender equality.
  • 2020 Census

    In the News

    Select Committee Passes First Set of Bipartisan Recommendations in the 117th Congress

    Fixing a Broken Congress

    For Female Candidates, Harassment and Threats Come Every Day

    How Easy is it to Vote in the State of Ohio? A New Study

    S.W.A.M.P. Index (States With Anti-Corruption Measures for Public officials) uses 8 criteria to score the 50 states on the laws and policies governing the conduct of public officials in state government. A score of 100 is perfect; Ohio scored 61. Read this short overview HERE, written by Laurie Sherman, Policy Adviser at Coalition for Integrity in Washington, DC.