Naturalization Ceremony
Jul
19
10:45 AM10:45

Naturalization Ceremony

The League of Women Voters is proud to offer voter registration at the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Lexington Courthouse.  

One of the more inspirational events the League attends are the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Courthouse. Quarterly, we witness the swearing in of approximately 50 new citizens from countries all over the world. It is exciting to watch them take their oaths with pride. Towards the end of the ceremony, members of several local organizations, including the League, are given a few moments to address the new citizens regarding their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and to wish them well in their new communities. 

After the ceremony, we provide voter registration.  We are able to provide online voter registration through the Secretary of State's office, and also traditional paper forms. As during all voter registration events, we also provide general information about voting, information about the League, and "Blue Sheets" so our new citizens will have the ability to easily contact all of their elected representatives. Many League members agree that the ceremony is one of their favorite activities– so many smiling faces eager to engage in democracy!


Make sure that you have received Voter Registration Training prior to this event.  Email Jenn : LexLWVvoterservices@gmail.com for details.

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Connie Griffith Manor/Voter Registration Booth
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Connie Griffith Manor/Voter Registration Booth

The League of Women Voters holds a voter registration booth at Connie Griffith Manor on third Thursday of the month on a quarterly basis. Help register voters and provide information about voting and voting rights. 

Make sure that you have received Voter Registration Training prior to this event.  Email Jenn : LexLWVvoterservices@gmail.com for details.

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Connie Griffith Manor/Voter Registration Booth
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Connie Griffith Manor/Voter Registration Booth

The League of Women Voters holds a voter registration booth at Connie Griffith Manor on third Thursday of the month on a quarterly basis. Help register voters and provide information about voting and voting rights. 

Make sure that you have received Voter Registration Training prior to this event.  Email Jenn : LexLWVvoterservices@gmail.com for details.

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Naturalization Ceremony
Nov
15
10:45 AM10:45

Naturalization Ceremony

The League of Women Voters is proud to offer voter registration at the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Lexington Courthouse.  

One of the more inspirational events the League attends are the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Courthouse. Quarterly, we witness the swearing in of approximately 50 new citizens from countries all over the world. It is exciting to watch them take their oaths with pride. Towards the end of the ceremony, members of several local organizations, including the League, are given a few moments to address the new citizens regarding their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and to wish them well in their new communities. 

After the ceremony, we provide voter registration.  We are able to provide online voter registration through the Secretary of State's office, and also traditional paper forms. As during all voter registration events, we also provide general information about voting, information about the League, and "Blue Sheets" so our new citizens will have the ability to easily contact all of their elected representatives. Many League members agree that the ceremony is one of their favorite activities– so many smiling faces eager to engage in democracy!


Make sure that you have received Voter Registration Training prior to this event.  Email Jenn : LexLWVvoterservices@gmail.com for details.

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the People National Assembly-- Call for applications- Apply Now!
May
17
to May 19

the People National Assembly-- Call for applications- Apply Now!

“The People” is a new, nonpartisan, grassroots organization that is hosting a National Assembly in Washington, D.C. They are "bringing together two people from each state to create a foundation of a non-partisan political movement that will discover who we are as Americans and how we can create a better country for all." 

Submit an application for this all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to represent your state! Or share this information with a friend that you think would be a great representative.

For more information, please call 734-265-0170 or email Paige@thepeople.org

Application: www.thepeople.org/dc-event/

Additional information from their website (thepeople.org)

The mission of The People is to bring Americans together to engage in civil discourse, establish and carry out nonpartisan governmental reforms. By doing so, we will live in a truly representative democracy. By activating all citizens and bringing our country together, one collective voice will be established and the average person can be heard. We will help individuals organize around common causes, rounding out strengths and weaknesses, and connecting them with others to accelerate their efforts. This will help us to facilitate productive dialogue between those with variation in beliefs and promote action to address needed governmental reforms.

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Connie Griffith Manor/Voter Registration Booth
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Connie Griffith Manor/Voter Registration Booth

The League of Women Voters holds a voter registration booth at Connie Griffith Manor on third Thursday of the month on a quarterly basis. Help register voters and provide information about voting and voting rights. 

Make sure that you have received Voter Registration Training prior to this event.  Email Jenn : LexLWVvoterservices@gmail.com for details.

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Democratic Candidate Forum for office of KY Governor
May
15
2:50 PM14:50

Democratic Candidate Forum for office of KY Governor

Democratic Candidates Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, Geoff Young

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Live on WAVE/Louisville; streamed live at wave3.com and WKYT.com

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Broadcast on WKYT/Lexington and WYMT/Hazard; other stations will air later.

Will be available online after May 15 at wkyt.com and lwvky.orgwave3.com

Sponsors: University of Kentucky Student Government, Gray Television ((WKYT in Lexington, WAVE in Louisville, WXIX in Cincinnati, WYMT in Hazard, WBKO in Bowling Green, WSAZ in Huntington, WFIE in Evansville, KFVS in Cape Girardeau/Paducah, and WVLT in Knoxville) and League of Women Voters of Kentucky/Lexington

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Voter Registration Training
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Voter Registration Training

  • Lexington Public Library Tates Creek Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This voter registration training will teach you what you need to know to effectively register voters with the League of Women Voters. Voter registration is an important civic service that comes with great responsibility. Understand the correct way to complete voter registration forms and the process for assuring their delivery to the correct county clerk. Learn how to use the Secretary of State’s website to assist citizens who want to register online.

This training is MANDATORY before registering voters with the LWV of Lexington. We will have a busy season of fun voter registration events at various places in the community in 2019. This is the first step. Space is limited to 19.

You will receive a certificate as proof of your training.

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Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

LWV Voter Registration Booth at Inclusion Palooza

BUILD Inclusion is sponsoring its second annual festival: Inclusion Palooza at Moondance Amphitheatre. This event celebrates community including all races and abilities. This family friendly event will have activities, booths, food and drink trucks.

There will be live music from: Joslyn and the Sweet Compression, Baja Yetis, Metric Soul, Little Dub, Tripp Bratton, Mojo Tones.

The League of Women Voters of Lexington will be on site to register voters. BUILD Inclusion is expecting a large turnout this year, so the League will need plenty of volunteers! Keep in mind that you must have completed a Voter Registration Training in 2019 to register voters with the League.

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Reclaim our Democracy Kick-Off Sponsored by Together Kentucky
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Reclaim our Democracy Kick-Off Sponsored by Together Kentucky

  • Kentucky State university Cooperative Extension Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Following a special screening of the film, “unbreaking America”, featuring Kentuucky’s own Jennifer Lawrence, visit with University of Kentucky law professor, Josh Douglas in discussing Vote for US — How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting.

Professor Douglas’s book will be available for pre-order (Released April 9) (https://poorrichardsbooksky.indielite.org//

Reception and book signing following the program.

Info: www.Togetherfrankfort.org

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State Convention - League of Women Voters of Kentucky
Apr
12
to Apr 13

State Convention - League of Women Voters of Kentucky

You won’t want to miss this year’s State Convention of the League of Women Vot- ers of Kentucky! It will be in Hopkinsville from Friday , April 12, to Saturday, April 13.

In addition to a welcome by the mayor of Hopkinsville, League members will hear from law professor Joshua Douglas, author of Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting. But,best of all, it’s a chance for League members from across our state to meet in person and share memories and ideas!

Convention Registration Fee : $50.00 includes Friday evening program and dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, snacks and meeting materials. For more information, contact Bonnie at (270) 881-2574 or wandabonnie@bellsouth.net

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Book Release Event at Pivot Brewing: "VOTE for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting" By Josh Douglas
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Book Release Event at Pivot Brewing: "VOTE for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting" By Josh Douglas

Josh Douglas, a professor of Law at the University of Kentucky will be releasing his book, “VOTE for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting” on April 9. The author will be speaking about the book and Joseph Beth Booksellers will be on site for book purchases. The League of Women Voters will be providing voter registration and information about the League.

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LWV Annual Meeting
Apr
6
8:30 AM08:30

LWV Annual Meeting

The League of Women Voters will have their annual meeting. This meeting is free and open to the public.

DeBraun Thomas and Russell Allen will join members to talk about “Take Back Cheapside,” the initiative they co-founded in 2016 to ensure that Lexington’s official history was united with the memories of all its people.  With a strong coalition of supporters, they convinced city government to relocate the Confederate era statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan from the front lawn of the old County Courthouse to the Lexington Cemetery.   The program is free and open to the public.

Schedule:

Breakfast- 8:30-9 AM

Business Meeting- 9 AM-10 AM

Speaker- 10 AM-11 AM: DeBraun Thomas and Russell Allen

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Voter Registration Training
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Voter Registration Training

  • Lexington Public Library Beaumont Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This voter registration training will teach you what you need to know to effectively register voters with the League of Women Voters. Voter registration is an important civic service that comes with great responsibility. Understand the correct way to complete voter registration forms and the process for assuring their delivery to the correct county clerk. Learn how to use the Secretary of State’s website to assist citizens who want to register online.

This training is MANDATORY before registering voters with the LWV of Lexington. We will have a busy season of fun voter registration events at various places in the community in 2019. This is the first step. Space is limited to 11.

You will receive a certificate as proof of your training.

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"Women's History Month" Tea sponsored by the Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

"Women's History Month" Tea sponsored by the Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition

Women’s History Month will close with a tea and an opportunity to honor pathmakers from the past, in addition to, the women who are making history today.

 At 3:00 p.m. there will be a short program and a sharing of your favorite suffrage woman (or women) with a quote or story.

Join the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalitions in celebrating “the ladies”!


RSVP by March 29, 2019 scoffey7@mis.net

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LWV of Lexington Board Meeting
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

LWV of Lexington Board Meeting

  • Faith House Located directly behind Fath Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME!

Join the Lexington League of Women Voters Board members at our monthly meeting to learn more about the League’s activities in our community. Although this is a business meeting, this is the easiest way to find out about all of the exciting things that are happening, meet other members and become part of the action! All board meetings are open to all members and potential members of the League of Women Voters.

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Community Forum: Josh Douglas discusses his new book "VOTE for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting"
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Community Forum: Josh Douglas discusses his new book "VOTE for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting"

  • Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Josh Douglas, a professor of Law at the University of Kentucky will be releasing his book, “VOTE for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting” on April 9. Enjoy a sneak preview of the issues addressed in this book as Josh Douglas presents at this League of Women Voters’ Community Forum.

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Dedication Ceremony for a marker on the National Votes for Women Trail honoring Dr. Mary Ellen Britton
Mar
24
1:30 PM13:30

Dedication Ceremony for a marker on the National Votes for Women Trail honoring Dr. Mary Ellen Britton

  • St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 The St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in conjunction with The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation & the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project invite you to a Dedication Ceremony for a marker on The National Votes for Women Trail honoring Dr. Mary Ellen Britton. Featuring a keynote address by Dr. Karen Cotton McDaniel 

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Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Presents: "The Rise of Women"
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Presents: "The Rise of Women"

In celebration of Women’s history Month, Breaking the Bronze Ceiling will present a special one-night only women’s panel event, “The Rise of Women”. In celebration of Women’s history Month, Breaking the Bronze Ceiling will present a special one-night only women’s panel event, “The Rise of Women”, with three inspiring female panelists discussing their respective impressive careers in primarily male-dominated industries. The evening will also include a bourbon tasting from 6-7PM.

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Naturalization Ceremony
Mar
8
10:45 AM10:45

Naturalization Ceremony

The League of Women Voters is proud to offer voter registration at the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Lexington Courthouse.  

One of the more inspirational events the League attends are the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Courthouse. Quarterly, we witness the swearing in of approximately 50 new citizens from countries all over the world. It is exciting to watch them take their oaths with pride. Towards the end of the ceremony, members of several local organizations, including the League, are given a few moments to address the new citizens regarding their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and to wish them well in their new communities. 

After the ceremony, we provide voter registration.  We are able to provide online voter registration through the Secretary of State's office, and also traditional paper forms. As during all voter registration events, we also provide general information about voting, information about the League, and "Blue Sheets" so our new citizens will have the ability to easily contact all of their elected representatives. Many League members agree that the ceremony is one of their favorite activities– so many smiling faces eager to engage in democracy!


Make sure that you have received Voter Registration Training prior to this event.  Email Jenn : LexLWVvoterservices@gmail.com for details.

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Voter Registration Training
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Voter Registration Training

  • Lexington Public Library Beaumont Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This voter registration training will teach you what you need to know to effectively register voters with the League of Women Voters. Voter registration is an important civic service that comes with great responsibility. Understand the correct way to complete voter registration forms and the process for assuring their delivery to the correct county clerk. Learn how to use the Secretary of State’s website to assist citizens who want to register online.

This training is MANDATORY before registering voters with the LWV of Lexington. We will have a busy season of fun voter registration events at various places in the community in 2019. This is the first step. Space is limited to 11.

You will receive a certificate as proof of your training.

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LWV of Lexington Board Meeting
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

LWV of Lexington Board Meeting

  • Faith House Located directly behind Fath Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Lexington League of Women Voters Board members at our monthly meeting to learn more about the League’s activities in our community. This is the easiest way to find out about all of the exciting things that are happening, meet other members and become part of the action! All board meetings are open to all members and potential members of the League of Women Voters

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Connie Griffith Manor Voter Registration Booth
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Connie Griffith Manor Voter Registration Booth

The League of Women Voters holds a voter registration booth at Connie Griffith Manor every third Thursday. Help register voters and provide information about voting and voting rights.

Make sure that you have received Voter Registration Training prior to this event.  Email Jenn : LexLWVvoterservices@gmail.com for details.

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League Day at the Capitol
Feb
7
9:15 AM09:15

League Day at the Capitol


Thursday, February 7, 2019
, is our annual "League Day at the Capitol."  We hope you will join us.

Below is a general schedule. For full details on meeting locations, parking and logistics, please email: lexingtonLWV@gmail.com

We plan to have a one-hour plus get-together in the morning, from 9:15 to 10:30, to register and update our information on the League’s list of bills of interest. 

Here is our schedule:

9:15 to 10:30 AM – Presentation of the bills the League is supporting or opposing: Capitol Room 160.

10:30 to 12 noon – Leaguers observe a Committee hearing or visit with their legislators: Annex

12:00 - Attend House State Government Committee Meeting:  Annex  Room 171

11:30 to 1:30 – Lunch and sharing in the Annex cafeteria – everyone buys their own lunch. Legislators will be invited to speak to us informally about bills they have filed.

2:00 PM – League members observe a session of the House or Senate.

If you wish to observe a standing committee meeting here is the Thursday schedule; all committee meetings are held in the Capitol Annex:

Senate                                            

 9:00 Vets/Mil Aff/PubProt      

10:00 Judiciary                      

11:30 Education                     

On Adjournment A&R            

House______________________

8:00 Econ Dev & Work Inv        

          Nat Res & Energy           

 

10:00 Small Bus & Info Tech     

           Tourism/Outdoor Rec     

           BR Sub/Post Sec Ed     

          BR Sub/Per/PubRet/Fin  

 

12:00 Health & Fam Services   

           State Government           

 

 

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Annual Planning Meeting- Lexington LWV
Jan
26
11:30 AM11:30

Annual Planning Meeting- Lexington LWV

Are you worried about democracy in our country? Do you have ideas about how we can make democracy work in our own community? Are you brimming with ideas on getting out the vote, voter education and citizen engagement? Do you want to see fair elections free from gerrymandering? Are you interested in having all voices in our community heard at the polls? Are you interested in reaching a voter population that historically has low voter turnout?

If any of these questions resonate with you, please join the League of Women Voters of Lexington for the 2019 Planning Meeting. We are looking for motivated individuals with fresh, innovative ideas to help up move our programming into the next year. We recognize the value and strength in bringing together people from various backgrounds, people who possess different skills and talents to further our mission of “Making Democracy Work”. Have great ideas and no time; short on innovative ideas but have lots of energy and time? Let’s all get together and share our ideas with people who can execute them!

We will be sending out an agenda prior to the meeting, so people can brainstorm ideas ahead of time, so we can hit the ground running with robust, thoughtful ideas at the January Planning Meeting.

A working lunch will be catered by Athenian Grille. Please RSVP to lexingtonlwv@gmail.com or 859-494-3203.

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3rd Annual Women's March- LWV Voter Registration
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Women's March- LWV Voter Registration

  • Lexington Public Library - Central Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The League of Women Voters will be participating in the Women’s March in downtown Lexington. Brave the elements and look for our banner! We will be meeting at the corner of Short Street and Lime on the Courthouse side of the intersection at 1:45 PM. The League will be handing out flyers with instructions for registering to vote online at www.GoVoteKY.com. Ask a League member how you can get involved with “making democracy work” in 2019!

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Naturalization Ceremony
Jan
16
1:30 PM13:30

Naturalization Ceremony

The League of Women Voters is proud to offer voter registration at the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Lexington Courthouse.  

One of the more inspirational events the League attends are the Naturalization Ceremonies at the Courthouse. Quarterly, we witness the swearing in of approximately 50 new citizens from countries all over the world. It is exciting to watch them take their oaths with pride. Towards the end of the ceremony, members of several local organizations, including the League, are given a few moments to address the new citizens regarding their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and to wish them well in their new communities. 

After the ceremony, we provide voter registration.  We are able to provide online voter registration through the Secretary of State's office, and also traditional paper forms. As during all voter registration events, we also provide general information about voting, information about the League, and "Blue Sheets" so our new citizens will have the ability to easily contact all of their elected representatives. Many League members agree that the ceremony is one of their favorite activities– so many smiling faces eager to engage in democracy!


Make sure that you have received Voter Registration Training prior to this event.  Email Jenn : LexLWVvoterservices@gmail.com for details.

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Connie Griffith Manor Voter Registration/ information Booth
Dec
20
9:45 AM09:45

Connie Griffith Manor Voter Registration/ information Booth

Elections are over, but there is still a need for people to start the process having their voting rights restored. We have had many requests for this type of information.  Since it can take many months to process restoration of voting rights, it is important that we make this information available even though the next election is months away.

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LWV at HopCat
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

LWV at HopCat

The League of Women Voters will be at HopCat to celebrate the last day of November's FeelGood tap, benefitting the League. Hopcat is donating $1 for every pint of Country Boy's Survive sold during the month of November. League members will be on site to let you know what the League is working on now that the election is over and how you can get involved! So come on out to HopCat, enjoy a Country Boy pilsner and support the League of Women Voters– a group of men and women who are making democracy work!

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Journalist Panel Discussion on “Fake News”
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Journalist Panel Discussion on “Fake News”

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There is a lot of talk about “fake news”. But what is it, really? How is it affecting political discourse?  How can you tell reliable news from disinformation and propaganda?  Journalists Elizabeth Hansen, Tom Eblen, and Ryan Craig will give their perspectives on this topic Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the League of Women Voters’ general meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, 3564 Clays Mill Road.  This event is free and open to the public .

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