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.

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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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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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Naturalization Ceremony
Mar
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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Connie Griffith Manor/ Voter Registration Booth
Apr
18
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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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 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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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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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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Mayoral Candidate Forum
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Mayoral Candidate Forum

  • Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Transylvania University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A forum for mayoral candidates Ronnie Bastin and Linda Gorton will be held Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:00 -7:00 p.m. by the League of Women Voters of Lexington, WKYT, Transylvania University, the Lexington Herald-Leader and WLAP.  The forum will be held in the Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway. 

The forum will air live on The CW Lexington and will be live streamed on WKYT.com  and Kentucky.com.

 

Bill Bryant, WKYT anchor and political editor, will moderate.  Candidates will have time for opening and closing remarks and will respond to questions prepared by the sponsoring organizations and solicited from the public prior to the forum.  Questions may be submitted by emailing lexingtonlwv@gmail.com.

 

The forum is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


“There is no substitute for seeing the candidates side-by-side and face-to-face as a way to compare their stands and styles of leadership,” said Bill Bryant, WKYT.  “Our forum just a week before the election will give voters a chance to finalize their decisions about who will lead Lexington into the future.”

 

“We are excited to be partnering with our co-sponsors to bring information to the citizens of Lexington about our 2018 mayoral candidates,” said League president Tammy Fagley.  “Part of the mission of the League is to help educate voters about the candidates.  We hope all eligible voters will exercise their right to vote in November.”

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The Arc of KY/Autism Society of the Bluegrass/The Arc of Central KY Candidate Forum
Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

The Arc of KY/Autism Society of the Bluegrass/The Arc of Central KY Candidate Forum

The Arc of Kentucky, Autism Society of the Bluegrass, and The Arc of Central Kentucky are hosting a meeting with legislators and community leaders. The League will have a voter registration table at this event.

This is not a League hosted event, but the League encourages citizens to learn about their elected officials. Also learn about Support groups, voting, and resources at this event!  

 

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LWV Voter Registration Event at HopCat
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

LWV Voter Registration Event at HopCat

Register to vote at HopCat Lex with League of Women Voters of Lexington
Saturday, Oct. 6th from 1-5p

Only 36 percent of eligible U.S. voters participated in the 2014 midterm elections. We can do a lot better than that, and, ahead of the 2018 midterms, HopCat is joining the effort to increase turnout. 

Each of our 17 HopCat locations will host a registration drive on Oct. 6, when we'll be joined by volunteers from the League of Women Voters. The volunteers will be in-house to register guests to vote. 

Grab your friends, their friends and the friends of their friends and get registered to vote while you're having a beer with us. The deadline to register in Kentucky is October 9th.

Stay tuned for details on our Election Night Party. The midterm election is Tuesday, November 6th. Your vote is your voice. Make it happen. #HopTheVote

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Eastland Parkway Neighborhood Association and the LWV of Lexington Mayoral Forum
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Eastland Parkway Neighborhood Association and the LWV of Lexington Mayoral Forum

  • Spectrum Building (formerly Specerian College) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Eastland Parkway Neighborhood Association and the Lexington LWV are hosting a forum for may- oral candidates Ronnie Bastin and Linda Gorton. League member Lynne Flynn will moderate using League policies to guide the discussion. The public is welcome to attend and submit questions for the candidates.

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Neighborhoods in Transition Community Forum
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

Neighborhoods in Transition Community Forum

  • The Lexington Traditional Magnet School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Neighborhoods in Transition Task Force is sponsoring a Community Forum to discuss how neighborhoods are changing and how it impacts all Lexingtonians.

The LWV encourages citizens to be involved with their communities.  Consider attending this meeting as part of our Observer Corps. Download the reporting form on our Programs webpage. (After clicking below, scroll down to the section "Observer Corps")

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Candidate Forums: 5th Appellate Court, 22nd Judicial Circuit Div 1 Family Court, District Judge 22nd Circuit Divisions 3 and 5
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Candidate Forums: 5th Appellate Court, 22nd Judicial Circuit Div 1 Family Court, District Judge 22nd Circuit Divisions 3 and 5

The League of Women Voters will be hosting Candidate Forums. Come out to learn more about the candidates you will be voting for at the polls in November. The League also needs volunteers for the registration table, to serve as timers and to take audience questions. 

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Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Candidate Forums — State Senate 12th, State Rep 76th, Open Forum, Board of Education District 2

The League of Women Voters will be hosting Candidate Forums. Come out to learn more about the candidates you will be voting for at the polls in November. The League also needs volunteers for the registration table, to serve as timers and to take audience questions. 

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Taste of Lexington/Voter Registration Booth at Transylvania University
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Taste of Lexington/Voter Registration Booth at Transylvania University

WHAT: Taste of Lexington, an event where we bring together non-profits, businesses, and community groups to engage with Transy students

WHEN: Friday, September 7th, 2018, 8pm-10pm (feel free to arrive 30 min early to set up)

WHERE: Campus Center Gym (361 N Broadway, on the corner of N Broadway and W 4th St)

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Ice Cream Social
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Ice Cream Social

Enjoy your favorite ice cream (and toppings), mingle with League friends, hear about our nonpartisan work with voter education (especially September candidate forums), getting out the vote and voter registration. Fayette County Schol Board Chairperson Melissa Bacon has been invited to speak briefly on issues related to our public schools. Great way to gear up after vacation!

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