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

Journalist Panel Discussion on “Fake News”

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington (map)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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