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Archive for Sunday, June 26, 2011

League of Women Voters stumps for new members

Group in favor of informed decisions

June 26, 2011

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Carrie Lindsey doesn’t necessarily want to change voters’ minds.

Instead, Lindsey said she wants to promote the intelligent discussions that prepare voters to make informed decisions.

“We have this time in our country where education and knowledge about the issues actually seems pretty low of a priority of why we form our opinions,” said Lindsey, membership chair of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence /Douglas County.

She spoke at Lawrence Fire Station No. 5, 1911 Stewart Ave., Saturday morning to recruit members for the league.

Lindsey, who has been a member of the organization since 1998 and a former president, said national and local membership numbers have declined in the last several years.

The league is a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and accurate participation in government. The group does not endorse candidates or a single party, but it does take stances on issues, Lindsey said. But before taking action, group leaders take time to study and understand an issue. Lindsey said she thinks it is important to carefully analyze information, no matter how much time it takes.

The local chapter of the league was founded in 1931. The group has 125 members, both male and female. For more information, visit lawrenceleague.com.

Comments

oneeye_wilbur 2 years, 9 months ago

It would be okay if the League stayed with voting issues, but instead meddles into everything else. Wanted: A few good persons who like to attend meetings and waste their life away. That should be the motto of the League.

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thinkagain 2 years, 9 months ago

And after the dose of Prune "juice" maybe everyone else will also.

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BigPrune 2 years, 9 months ago

"The league is a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and accurate participation in government. The group does not endorse candidates or a single party, but it does take stances on issues".........and always follows the Democrat's "Progressive*" Party line.

There, I feel better.

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