A report on the bills we addressed, based on LWVUS or LWVDE policy positions, that we considered to be most significant are reported here. You can click on the blue underlined bill numbers to go to the Legislative website for details on each bill.
Described as a crash course on government for those who have never had a civics course and a brush-up course for those who have but need to be reminded why it matters, it features 7 segments on the Federal Constitution and 3 on the Delaware Constitution.
Funded in part by Delaware Humanities, the videos were produced by Carol D. Jones of the LWVDE; Janet Orlando and Martha Rothenberg of the LWVSC served as technical advisors. It features guest lecturer, Dr. Cynthia Newton, Associate Professor at Wesley College.
Martha Rothenberg provided invaluable help in setting it up on YouTube. We hope you view at least some of the segments and we want to hear what you think about them. Please send feedback to: email@example.com.
Special arrangements were made for several meetings with legislators in the afternoon at Legislative Hall and a large number of League members met with them.
In addition, attendees were invited to the signing ceremony for the National Public Vote Interstate Compact where Julie Price, LWVDE's advocate on this legislation, spoke right before Governor Carney signed the bill.
Watch for more details and photos to follow.
Click on Vote411 for an informative, current, online guide pertaining to school board elections coming up on May 14.
You can also find general election information and registration and voting in general in the State of Delaware.
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 sponsored a National Popular Vote bill (SB 22) in the Delaware Senate. Representative David Bentz was the prime sponsor in the House and numerous other Senators and Representatives were cosponsors. The bill passed the House with all but two Democrats (Bush and Carson) voting no, along with all the Republicans. In the Senate, Republican Senators Anthony DelCollo and Catherine Cloutier joined all the Democrats to vote yes.
The bill has been sign by Governor Carney on March 28, 2019 with attendees from League Day in Dover watching.
Here is our Position Paper with more details.
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!
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Diane Maxwell and Mary Eggars, Public Relations Co-Chairs, LWVDE.