The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, nonprofit political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
What does the League do?
We educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
- We encourage individual participation in the political process.
- We inform through in-depth, objective study.
- We monitor local, state and national government bodies and activities.
- We register voters.
- We sponsor candidate debates and public issue forums.
Get Ready for the Fair Parade!
On Tuesday, August 7, primary election day will end with the festive Tri-Rivers Fair parade, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Again this year, Salina LWV will participate, with a decorated car, flags and modern-day suffragists walking the parade route. The parade helps raise community awareness of the League of Women Voters and the value of voting. And we celebrate the ap- proach of 100 years of votes for women. For the past few years, one or two members have dressed in their best turn-of-the- previous-century costumes and urged parade watchers to vote in the next election. In case we have more willing participants, we also have a banner to carry down Santa Fe. Are you up to a brisk stroll down the middle of Salina’s main street? We would love to add you to our presence in the parade. Contact a board member if you are willing to walk, carry a banner, or be a suffragist.
Keep up to date on our Kansas Legislature with LWVK Legislative Liason, Paul Johnson’s, Policy Watch.
Salina LWV Annual Meeting 2018
Members and guests met Saturday April 8 at Mokas South for their annual meeting. Kansas LWV co-president Cille King addressed the group regarding state League activities. The guest speaker, Duane Schrag, spoke about the use of voting machines and the possibilities for errors and hacking with the current systems and procedures.
League, Chamber Sponsor Candidate Forum October 17, 2017
The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters sponsored a forum for candidates for Salina City Commission and Salina School Board seats. See Forum Video of the School Board Candidates and the Candidates for City Commission. Also check out Candidate Profiles page for more information on your candidates.
League Member, Ann Zimmerman, Presents Information Regarding Voter Registration Of Ex-Felons
During a day long Sheriff’s department training on Thursday, November 2, parole and re-entry officers from Saline, Reno, Sedgwick, Wyandotte, Douglas and Shawnee Counties discussed evidence that voter registration, like work and family re-entry support, leads to lower recidivism. To hear about some of the myths and facts surrounding this important topic see the video here.