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League Day in Dover Registrations Being Accepted!

The Flyer for League Day in Dover 2019 is available here and the registration form is here.

The registration desk opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Outlook at The Duncan Center in Dover and the program starts at 9 a.m. Special arrangements are being made for your meeting with your legislators in the afternoon at Legislative Hall.

See the flyer for details.

Membership Uptick!!

The League of Women Voters is experiencing a surge of new blood, new resources, and new energy. But it is the League's "old" values that are attracting new members. Read the profile of our organization in Who What Why.

!! ACTION ALERT !! NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE

ACTION ALERT on NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE (NPV)

Do you believe that the presidential candidate who gets the most votes, nationwide, should win the election and not lose it because of the Electoral College? The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a way of getting around the unfairness of our current system without actually abolishing it. The U.S. Constitution allows states to apportion their electoral votes as they see fit. States who join the compact agree to give their votes to the candidate who has won the popular vote, nationally. The Compact will only go into effect when enough states join that they represent at least 270 electoral votes.

Senators Bryan Townsend, Harris McDowell and Anthony Delcollo have sponsored a National Popular Vote bill (SB 22) in the Delaware Senate. Representative David Bentz is the prime sponsor in the House and numerous other Senators and Representatives are cosponsors.

The Senate hearing was held on Wednesday, March 6, and the Senate was scheduled to vote on March 7.

Please urge your state legislators to support this bill!

An in-person meeting with your senator or representative, or a well thought out email or letter could go a long way toward making this legislation successful in Delaware!

Here is the link to a fact sheet with more details: http://www.lwvdelaware.org/files/National_Popular_Vote_Position_Paper_2017.pdf

Click on Vote411 for an informative, current, online guide pertaining to elections and for registration and voting in general in the State of Delaware.

Go here to see the LWV Lobby Handbook that will help you advocate for the issues that concern you.

JOIN Our Social Media Communities!

The League of Women Voters of Delaware has joined the League of Women Voters U.S. and other Leagues around the nation in social media conversations taking place on Facebook and Twitter. These online communities share news from across the state and country. Our Delaware pages features "fast facts" about the league as well as calendar items and photos of League members who are involved in community events.

Our Facebook page was started October 30, 2013 by Sussex League member Janet Orlando. Our Twitter page was started October 23, 2013 by New Castle League member Diane Maxwell. The League of Women Voters U. S. is one of our followers and has already "retweeted" one of our "fast facts" posts!

To join Facebook, simply click on Facebook or go to <http://www.facebook.com>, search for the League of Women Voters of Delaware, and send us a "friend" request. To follow us on Twitter, click on Twitter or go to <http://www.twitter.com>, follow the instructions for joining, and then search for @lwvde and "follow" us!

Diane Maxwell and Mary Eggars, Public Relations Co-Chairs, LWVDE.

LWVDE Compliance with Delaware Law

Effective Immediately: for Board of Directors' Action to be taken on an issue, electronic votes MUST be unanimous with every board member voting and each person's vote must be recorded and appear in the minutes of the next Board meeting. This will ensure compliance with Delaware law.

League of Women Voters' 99th Year

This year marks the League's 99th year. Click here to read about the history of the LWV!

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