Advocate. Educate. Inform. Empower.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters Manhattan/Riley County believes in: respect for individuals, the value of diversity, the empowerment of the grassroots*, and the power of collective decision making for the common good.
We need to protect the vote! Reverend Jonalu Johnstone of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan addressed the LWVManhattan-Riley County with this important message. View here.
Stay Active, Stay Alert, and (if you can) Stay Home!
Due to the virus outbreak, we are cancelling our in-person events for the near future. We hope that you all stay well. If you need something to do...
The following is from the Riley County Clerk's Office: (author Anita Cook.) Thank you for this extra effort during these trying times. Don't forget to turn in! More information here.
"With COVID-19 infiltrating our community and not knowing for certain what this will look like as our elections grow closer, the Riley County Clerk’s office is taking a proactive approach to ensure the safety of our voters, election workers, and staff members. Riley County is mailing out a flyer on 5/28/20 to all active Riley County voters. This flyer will provide two single advance applications. By completing the applications, it will enable them to send you a ballot right to your house! This will give you the opportunity to vote in the safety of your own home and follow the guidelines of social distancing to help stop the spread to our friends and neighbors! If you have any questions regarding your voter registration, please feel free to contact the Riley County Clerk’s office at 785-537-6300. your mailer for an Advance Mail Ballot and vote from home!"
Don't forget to complete your census questionnaire.
(Please tell others that there is no citizenship question on the census.)
Encourage others to do the same!
Follow local boards, commissions, and legislatures,many of whom are now offering on-line meetings.
Keep up-to-date with LWVKansas actions here.
And from the LWVUS: LWV Calls on States to Expand Absentee and Mail-in Voting
Please keep in touch (virtually) and take care of yourselves.
Calendar of events, (currently postponed) click here.