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.
The excitement was aided by celebrity boosts + John Oliver urged his viewers to visit VOTE411 on his October 28 Last Week Tonight show, and Amy Schumer promoted the VOTE411 candidate guides on Instagram on November 5. Celebrity impact is HUGE. After the John Oliver show, traffic for the site surged roughly 20 times compared to an average Sunday following.
Delaware's VOTE411 online voters' guide for the 2018 party primary elections was live from July 16 to Sept 6, and our general election guide was live from Sept 7 to Nov 6. Thanks to the efforts of our fabulous volunteers, we finished with over 70% candidate participation for both guides, including ALL candidates for state-wide races (U.S. Senate, U.S. House, state AG, Auditor and Treasurer) in the general election. Candidates from all parties, in every race on the ballot from U.S. Senate down to NCC/Kent/Sussex county-level races, were invited to submit information for our Delaware VOTE411 guide.
Our county-level VOTE411 advertising teams netted some great publicity!
The law facilitates the use of Delaware LLCs as "as fronts to commit crimes," according to the petition. "The time has arrived where the Attorney General, who is the chief law enforcement officer of the state of Delaware, can take some action," said DelCOG President Nick Wasileski.
The petitioners said they want an independent counsel to:
SUPPORT DELAWARE ERA HB 399 AND ATTEND LEAGUE DAY IN DOVER AND SPEND THE ENTIRE DAY!!! HB 399, adding an ERA to the Delaware Constitution, is scheduled for a vote in Committee at 3:30 pm that day with debate on the Senate Floor, immediately following! If you haven't already registered for League Day, you can do so by TOMORROW Sunday, May 6. Use a credit card or PayPal to register online at http://lwvdelaware.org/donate_form.html. Scroll down to Donate with a Credit Card or Donate with PayPal, hit the Donate link at that site. Donate $30. We will know that is for League Day.
REGISTER FOR LEAGUE DAY TODAY OR TOMORROW! (BY SUNDAY.)
BETWEEN TODAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 A.M. IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATOR AND ANY OTHER SENATORS YOU MAY KNOW AND TELL THEM TO VOTE YES ON HB 399.
Support HB 330. This bill would change from 18 to 21 the age of a person to whom another person can sell, give, or transfer a firearm or ammunition for a firearm. See the League statement here.
Support HB 302. It would give our mental health professionals more ways to raise red flags with law enforcement and limit access to firearms for patients they believe could harm themselves or others. Its provisions aim to ensure due process for those identified as potentially dangerous.
Then, attend the hearing at 2:30 pm Wednesday in the House Chambers at Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave. in Dover to show your support. Wear your LWV pin and join the rest of us.
For a flyer with more info, including bill sponsors and co-sponsors and how to contact your legislators, go here.
According to the press release issued by the Governor's office, "the Fiscal Year 2019 Recommended Budget, sent to the General Assembly in January, represents a balanced $4.2 billion financial plan that will make important investments in Delaware's economy, workforce, and public schools, while ensuring budget sustainability.
The Governor's "Responsible Investment" proposal limits budget growth to 3.49 percent and allocates $100 million of surplus, one-time revenue into one-time investments in the capital budget.
Learn more about the proposed budget and whether it is truly sustainable at League Day in Dover.
This information is also available on this website under Voting and Elections.
The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has developed some background and message points to consider when commenting. Public comment is being received through the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) website until 11:59 Eastern on March 9th.
1. Campaign for Making Democracy Work™ (MDW), with special emphasis on protecting voting rights.
2. Watchdog: Respond strategically on issues with LWV positions when needed, but focus on the Campaign for Making Democracy Work™.
The board recognizes that the coming year will be full of the unexpected. The main focus for LWVUS should continue to be our MDW Campaign, but other topics are expected to pop up that are important to the LWV--including the Dream Act and immigration reform, climate change and health care defense. There will doubtless be other, unpredictable legislative issues. Advocacy staff, working with the president and advocacy chair, will respond to watchdog issues as time allows. The board can re-examine or re-align legislative priorities as the situation may dictate throughout the coming year.
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.