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Primary Candidate Forum
If you missed the Saline County Primary Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters it is still available for viewing at: Smoky Hills PBS – it is scheduled to re-air on July 20 @ 8pm . Viewers can also watch on Salina Media Connection (see complete schedule on https://www.salinatv.org/ Channel 20 and 21) or the SMC YouTube and Facebook pages. YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STAKud3_G8Y and Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/salinamedia/videos/2376542782639284/ For more information on the contested races and candidates see our Candidate Profiles page.
Crusing for Voters Spring of 2020 Each week beginning in March 15 to 20 cars met at a location in Salina to cruise the neighborhoods encouraging voters to register for the 2020 elections in August and November.
Women Power the Vote Day of Action in Topeka
4 members of the Salina League joined state and national League members at the State Capitol in Topeka February 13th to hear speakers, meet with legislators, and kick off a special year of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the LWV and the passing of the 19th amendment. Watch as the League is honored in a special ceremony in both the House and Senate chambers.
Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment: Women Vote Learning from the Past, Imagining the Future
Our TRAVELING EXHIBIT tells the story of how women gained the vote, in Kansas in 1912 and nationally in 1920. The exhibit was in Salina from September 25th to October 12th, 2019. Kansas Wesleyan University History Department and the League of Women Voters of Salina hosted an opening reception in honor of the exhibit at the Student Center September 25th. October 3rd the exhibit moved to the Smoky Hill Museum and then to St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church on October 11th and 12th for the NAACP state meeting. If you missed the display in Salina, see the rest of the schedule at TRAVELING EXHIBIT
Salina LWV Annual Meeting 2019
Members and guests met Saturday April 6 at Mokas South for their annual meeting. Kansas LWV co-president Cille King addressed the group regarding state League activities. The guest speaker, Mike Schrage, Salina City Manager, spoke about many of the current issues facing Salina including tax changes, the downtown and river renewal projects, affordable housing challenges, city budget and financing, and
the Shilling groundwater contamination issue. Read the DRAFT minutes of the annual meeting.
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.
2019 Fall Issues Forum – Monday August 26th – Solar Energy for Your Home or Business
Flint Hills Renewable Energy and Efficiency Cooperative based in Manhattan, Kansas is a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to efficient, clean, and home grown energy. Bill Dorsett, Co-Director, shared informative and thought provoking data and insights regarding the personal use of solar energy in Kansas today.