The League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL), founded on November 19, 1920, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to women and men of all ages. For more information, email us at info@LWVLouisville.org or phone us at 502-895-5218. When you join LWVL, you also become a member of national, state and local leagues -- three levels of government and legislative activity.
MONEY IN POLITICSMoney in Politics (MIP) Committee has looked up donations so you don't have to! We looked at 2016 data for Jefferson County. We've discovered that, even for local office, unless a candidate has has formidable patrons (donors). Just focusing on state House races, we see that seven of 18 Louisville-area races were uncontested "safe" districts for the incumbent. The only incumbent unseated was District 38's Denver Butler, who changed his political party. Local incumbents generally raised more money for their campaigns and they won eight of nine contested races. Two races were open seats without an incumbent. The Republican and Democratic parties spent about $10.2 million on the General Election for 50 state House races, according to the Kentucky Registry of Elections: an average of about $100,000 per candidate per race. And an open question: Do office holders generally serve the interests of their big donors?
DINNER & DEMOCRACYOnce a month the League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL) presents a program of interest to the community and its citizens: on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6 p.m., LWV Louisville will host the following event: Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, University of Louisville School of Medicine discusses environmental pollution and our health..
~ Public Invited ~ Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Donations for dinner accepted. No reservation needed.
BROWN BAG BOOK DISCUSSION
Meet with us on March 15, Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Lang House, 115 South Ewing Avenue, 40206. Selected Book: What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution by Gar Alperovitz. Discussion Leader: Barb Kelty.
~ Public Invited ~
Is there a book you've read and want to discuss? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion. Must be non-fiction.
Come join us!
Please see Calendar for book selection for March.
League of Women Voters of Louisville PositionsLeague's position on Education, Local Housing and more: League Positions
Go to Vote411.org for details.