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Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, August 16, 2014
 
  Primary Registration Deadline. DEADLINE for Delaware citizens not registered to vote to register before the Primary Election.
Monday, July 28, 2014
11:30 am - 1 pm
Michael's Restaurant
1000 Churchman's Rd
Newark, DE 19713
LWVNCC HOT TOPIC. The League of Women Voters of NCC invites all to July's HOT TOPIC. Program: Innovation-Re-entry: Bringing a cutting edge re-entry program to the State of Delaware
Thursday, July 17, 2014
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors.
Monday, June 30, 2014
6:30 pm
Camden Friends Meeting
122 E. Camden-Wyoming Avenue
Camden, DE 1934
"An Evolving Legacy: Delaware's Coastal Zone Act,". The film, "An Evolving Legacy: Delaware's Coastal Zone Act," kicks off the week-long celebration of the Coastal Zone Act. It is free, cosponsored by the LWVDE and the DE Sierra Club. A brief discussion will follow the film.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Cancelled: Owing to traffic concerns brought on by the failed bridge and the FireFly concert, the June meeting of the state Board of Directors is cancelled. The board will next meet at its regularly scheduled time on July 17, 2014.
Friday, June 6, 2014-Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 
Dallas, Texas LWVUS Convention. Convention 2014 in Dallas, TX. The Omni Hotel, Dallas. Registration Fee: $335.00
Saturday, May 31, 2014
 
  Primary Registration Deadline. DEADLINE to change political party affiliation before the Primary Election.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors.
Friday, May 2, 2014-Sunday, May 4, 2014
 
Virden Retreat Center
University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Retreat and Council 2014: WHAT IS YOUR PASSION. League of Women Voters of Delaware Invites you to a RETREAT and its biennial COUNCIL 2014

All League members are invited to attend, especially local board members, committee members, and all who have a passion for the League's mission.

See the flyer and registration form here.

Workshops: ♦Advocating for Justice, Equality and Acceptance ♦Contemporary Strategies for Fundraising ♦Membership Development ♦Aging as Part of the Human Condition ♦League Legislative Priorities ♦The Current Agenda of the Delaware General Assembly

There will be time for socializing, training, and movies.

REGISTER EARLY: (Friday night limited overnight rooms, Saturday more rooms available.) Cost for two nights accommodations with two dinners, Saturday Lunch, and snacks, all inclusive $179.

Please call 302-571-8948 or email LWV Delaware to reserve your room. See the flyer and registration form here.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
 
  Law Day 2014. Law Day is a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. Law Day programs are designed to help people understand how the law keeps us free and how our legal system strives to achieve justice and how it affects our daily lives. Each year a theme is chosen to spotlight a particular aspect of the rule of law or the legal process.

For more information, please see the Law Day Planning Guide.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
1 - 3 pm
Medical Arts Building Conference Room
Beebe Campus
John J. Williams Highway
Rehoboth, DE 18941
National and Delaware State Voter Rights: The Changing Landscape. The LWV of Sussex County is presenting this 2013-14 Educational Forum, which is cosponsored by the Coastal Georgetown Branch of the AAUW.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
11 am
Dover Public Library
35 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE 19901
"Inequality for All," a Robert Reich film. "Inequality for All" features Reich as he discusses the widening income gap and the public policies that helped create it. To see a flyer, click here. For a brief trailer, click here.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 am - 4 pm
The Outlook at the Duncan Center
500 West Loockerman Street
Dover, DE 19904
LEAGUE DAY IN DOVER - 2014. "Delaware Agriculture - Where Poultry Rules the Roost." Registration and refreshments will be from 8:30 to 9 am. The program will be 9 am to 12:15 pm, when lunch will be served.

A five-member panel will provide a balanced overview of the $8 billion poultry industry's impact on Delaware. This distinguished panel is to be comprised of Mark Davis, Exec. Asst., Delaware Department of Agriculture; Bill Satterfield, Exec. Dir., Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; Amy Shober, UD Nutrient Mgnt. Spec.; John Schneider, Sect. Mgr., DNREC's Watershed Assesment and Management Sect.; Mike Twining, Gen. Mgr.,Willard Agri-Services; and Laura Hill, Sussex County poultry grower and Second Vice-President of Delaware Farm Bureau.

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session, and the presentation will culminate with a Key Note address by Mr. Mike Scuse, USDA Under-Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.

Following lunch, attendees are encouraged to visit the General Assembly committee meetings and to meet with their own legislators on high-priority issues.

A registration form and a flyer with a more complete description of this engrossing topic, derived from our national concensus subject for this year, are at League Day in Dover.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 14, 2014
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Home of Pat Todd
Please phone 302-762-5995 for directions.
Energy/Climate/Natural Resources Committee Meeting. This committee is at the state level, and League members from throughout Delaware are invited to participate.
Monday, February 24, 2014
7 - 9 pm
Media Room of Cokesbury, Loveville Road (near Lancaster Pike) Ag Study Informational Meeting sponsored by LWVNCC. This will not be a consensus meeting but will be an opportunity to hear from two farmers in New Castle County.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 29901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
6 pm
Legislative Hall
Dover
Election Task Force. The Task Force will meet at 6 pm at Legislative Hall.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
 
Delaware State House
Dover, DE 19901
House Committee on Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce. President Charlotte King will present the LWVDE's views on the proposed minimum wage bill, SB 6.
Monday, January 20, 2014
7 - 9 pm
Home of Jane Dilley
Please phone 610-869-8848 for directions.
Land Use/Transportation Committee Meeting. Our focus on the Coastal Zone Act will continue, and people are welcome from throughout the state. Meeting will be Skyped for anyone who cannot appear in person. Please let Peggy know a day or so ahead of time. Click here for further information.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
2 - 5:30 pm
DSU Sheraton
1570 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Education Study Committee Meeting. Members interested in serving should please contact Charlotte King or Bill O'Connor.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
7 - 9 pm
Harvest Years Senior Center
30 South State Street
Camden, DE 19934
LWV Agricultural Update Forum. Public forum exploring US agricultural policy and its affect on Delaware. Following presentations on federal conservation cost-share programs, crop insurance and farm subsidies, there will be time for discussion.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
1 - 2:45 pm
Beebe Medical Arts Building
Beebe Medical Campus
18941 JOhn J. Williams Highway
Lewes, DE 18941
LWV Agricultural Update Forum. Public forum exploring US agricultural policy and its affect on Delaware.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
9:30 am - noon
Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
Advocacy Corps Meeting. The Advocacy Corps is comprised of LWVDE's registered lobbyists and others who support our advocacy work. The January meeting will address numerous legislative issues and establish priorities for our advocacy during the final months of the current legislative session, which ends on June 30, 2014. For information, contact Sandy Spence, Advocacy Chair.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors.
Friday, December 13, 2013
1 pm
Looking Glass Restaurant
Kent Poly Tech High School
823 Walnut Shade Road
Woodside, DE 19980
Holiday Luncheon. The League of Women Voters Holiday Luncheon, a statewide fun event for New Castle, Kent, and Sussex County Leagues. A perfect venue to socialize with League members as well as to introduce friends and family to the League.

The menu offers a choice of three main dishes: Broiled Salmon, Roasted Rosemary Chicken, or Italian Style Vegetarian Baked Ziti. The entrees include Chef's choice for salad or soup, two vegetables, roll, dessert and beverage. The cost is $25.00

Reservations are necessary. Send check and entree preference to Crystal Hamilton, Kent County Treasurer, 1450 Peach Basket Road, Felton 19943 by November 29, 2013.

Thursday, November 21, 2013
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restauant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
9:30 am - noon
To be announced Advocacy Committee Meeting. Meeting of LWVDE lobbyists and others who support our work. Agenda includes review of legislative priorities, update on OMB budget hearings, plans for March 2013 League Day in Dover on issues being addressed by LWVUS study updating Agriculture policies.

Information: contact Sandy Spence, Advocacy Chair.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
6-8:30 pm
Roma Italian Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
7 pm
Elbert-Palmer Elementary School
1210 Lobdell Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Public Meeting, Sea Level Rise in Your Area.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
 
  National Voter Registration Day.
Friday, September 20, 2013
7 pm
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
211 Mulberry
Lewes, DE 19958
Public Meeting, Sea Level Rise in Your Area.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting. Monthly meeting of the state board of directors
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
7 pm
Limestone Presbyterian Church
3201 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Public Meeting, Sea Level Rise in Your Area.
Monday, September 16, 2013
7 pm
Christ Episcopal Church
523 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Public Meeting, Sea Level Rise in Your Area. Sea-Level Rise Awareness Week is being recognized by the League of Women Voters of Delaware in conjunction with other organizations as we cosponsor public meetings throughout the state. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and neighbors, at the forum in your community.

A few of the actions recommended by our cosponsors for Sea Level Rise Awareness Week are: reducing energy use, recycling, planting native trees, and installing rain barrels. There are events every day of the week: book readings, tree plantings, and public meetings among them. For a complete listing of activities and cosponsors, click on http://www.sosdelaware.org/.

Saturday, August 24, 2013
12 - 4 pm
Barclay Farms Clubhouse
1 Paynter's Way
Camden, DE 19934
BOARD ORIENTATION. All members are invited to this no-fee event.

Those requested to attend:
All new state and local board members
As many experienced board members at all levels as possible
Committee members at all levels

An LWVUS PowerPoint presentation will be given, followed by discussions of the League's nonpartisan policies and an examination of the Advocacy Corps. Board governance issues will be addressed.

Please bring your own brown-bag lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

RSVP League<http://www.lwvde@comcast.net> or call the office at 302-571-8948 by Wednesday, August 14.

More details and an agenda will be provided shortly.

Thursday, July 18, 2013
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
State Board Meeting.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
8:30 am - 4 pm
Sheraton Hotel
1570 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Convention 2013. League of Women Voters of Delaware invites all members to its Biennial Convention on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel, Dover, Delaware.

A business meeting and a workshop will be held in the morning(see below). We will break for lunch at noon.

Lunch is at 12:15 PM, followed by our keynote speaker, Mr. Ed McKee, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture.

There will be a workshop at 1:30 PM followed by the conclusion of the business meeting.

The convention will adjourn at 4:00 PM.

The business meeting will address the following:

  • Proposed program 2013-2015
  • Proposed bylaw changes
  • Proposed budgets 2013-14 and 2014-15 (will be submitted after adoption at state board meeting)

To date, the workshops scheduled are as follows:
  • Membership/Leadership Development. Seminar leader: Deborah Macmillan, LWVUS mentor to LWVDE
  • Reading a Simple Financial Report. Seminar leader: Cheryl Cairncroft, Brandywine Accounting
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
8:30am-4pm
The Outlook at the Duncan Center
500 West Loockerman St.
Dover, DE 19904
League Day in Dover - Our Annual Legislative Day. The theme of this year's League Day is Public Education: Trends and Issues.

Morning Program: The morning session will feature a Keynote Address by Senator David Sokola followed by three workshops.
1. Delaware education trends
2. Public education funding & equalization issues
3. Accountability & transparency at school, district & state levels

Buffet luncheon with all legislators are invited to attend.

From 1:30 to 4:00 pm, there will be opportunities to attend committee meetings and visit with your legislators regarding important issues at Legislative Hall.

Learn more about League Day and register online now!

Thursday, March 21, 2013
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
LWVDE Board Meeting. RSVP to the League office if attending. Letty will give you information and directions.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
1:15 pm
Legislative Hall, Senate Hearing Room ACTION ALERT!. The LWV is a member of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence (DCAGV). There will be a press event on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. in the Senate Hearing Room to announce the formation of the DCAGV.
Monday, February 25, 2013
4-7 pm
Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Public Meeting. Public meeting to gather input on adaptation to sea level rise
Thursday, February 21, 2013
6-8:30 pm
Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
LWVDE Board Meeting. RSVP to the League office if attending. Letty will give you information and directions.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4-7 pm
New Castle Middle School
Auditorium and Lobby
903 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Public Meeting. Public meeting to gather input on adaptation to sea level rise
Thursday, February 14, 2013
 
  93rd Birthday of the LWVUS!!.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
4-7 pm
Cape Henlopen High School
1270 Road 268
Lewes, DE 19958
Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Public Meeting. Public meeting to gather input on adaptation to sea level rise
Saturday, December 15, 2012
 
  Bill of Rights Day. The Bill of Rights went into effect on December 15, 1791, when Virginia became the 11th state to ratify the document.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
5:30-7:30pm
Ed Oliver Golf Course Restaurant
800 N. DuPont Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
Delaware Coalition for Open Government's Third Reception for Delaware Elected Officials. The reception is an opportunity to meet with Delaware's elected officials and discuss issues of concern. To RSVP, call 302-319-1213 or e-mail jdf0000@aol.com. The LWVDE and the LWVNCC are among the co-sponsors.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
All Day
2 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
Return Day. Every two years, Georgetown hosts this unusual event, a half-day-long parade and festival two days after Election Day. Stemming from the colonial days in which the public would congregate in Georgetown two days after the election to hear the results (because it would take that long to deliver the results to the courthouse by horseback), the winners of that year's political races parade around The Circle in carriages with the losers and the chairs of the county's political parties ceremonially "bury the hatchet" in a tub of sand. The afternoon is marked by a traditional ox feast, much revelry, and, of course, the beginning of the next round of campaigns. Many in Delaware feel that the state's traditionally chummy and staid political climate is due in large part to the Return Day tradition. In 2010, the LWV SC won an award for its entry in the parade. All LWV members in the state are invited to participate this year.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
7 am - 8 pm
Your Vote Counts! General Election. Due to redistricting in 2011, all Delaware House of Representatives and Senate seats will be on the ballot with some Senators elected to four year terms and some to two year terms. In addition, the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and Insurance Commissioner are on the ballot as are those of U.S. President, Delaware's Representative in Congress and one U.S. Senator.
Monday, November 5, 2012
NOON
  Deadline for issuance of absentee ballots. The last time that the Department of Elections can issue an absentee ballot for the General Election.
Friday, November 2, 2012
 
  Deadline for mailing absentee ballots. Last day the Department of Elections is required to mail absentee ballots for the General Election.
Monday, October 22, 2012
 
  Deadline for Military and Overseas Citizens to register to vote before the General Election. Click here for details.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
 
  DEADLINE to register to vote or to change party affiliation before the General Election. The period in which you can change your party affiliation after the primary election begins the day after the primary election. Click here for details.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
1:30 pm
Beebe Medical Arts Building
18941 John J Williams Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
LWV of Sussex County Education Forum. Details to follow.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
 
  National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters partners with dozens of organizations across the US to conduct registration parties, person-to-person, grassroots, high tech, and media efforts. With your help, it will be the biggest single-day effort in US history to make sure every eligible citizen gets registered to vote. Together, we'll reach tens of thousands of voters who would not otherwise be contacted.
Monday, September 17, 2012
 
  Constitution Day. Constitution Day celebrates the anniversary of the nation's constitution. In the summer of 1787 delegates convened in Philadelphia to create "a more perfect union" and to craft the country's constitution. They worked to develop a framework that would provide balance and freedom, taking into account federal and state interests, as well as individual human rights. The delegates signed the Constitution of the United States on September 17 that year. Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution - on December 7, 1787. The constitution was effective on June 21, 1788, having been approved by nine of the 13 states.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
1:30 pm
Beebe Medical Arts Building
18941 John J Williams Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
LWV of Sussex County Education Forum. Details to follow.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7 am - 8 pm
Time to Vote Primary Election. Only duly registered voters from participating parties may vote.
Monday, September 10, 2012
NOON
  Deadline for issuance of absentee ballots. The last time that the Department of Elections can issue an absentee ballot for the Primary Election.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
 
  Deadline for mailing absentee ballots. Last day the Department of Elections is required to mail absentee ballots for the Primary Election.
Monday, August 27, 2012
 
  DEADLINE for Military and Overseas Citizens to register to vote before the Primary Election. Click here for details.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
 
  Women's Equality Day. At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women's Equality Day. The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world's first women's rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. The observance of Women's Equality Day also calls attention to women's continuing efforts toward full equality.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
 
  DEADLINE to register to vote before the Primary Election. Click here for information on registering to vote.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
6 - 8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
League of Women Voters of Delaware Board Meeting.
Friday, June 8, 2012-Tuesday, June 12, 2012
 
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
LWVUS 50th National Convention. Click here for more information.
Friday, May 25, 2012
 
  DEADLINE to change political party affiliation before the September Primary. To change your registration from one party to another or from unaffiliated to affiliated with a particular party before the Presidential Primary, contact the County Elections Department.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
6 - 8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
League of Women Voters of Delaware Board Meeting.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
7 am - 8 pm
Your Vote Counts! School Board Elections. To vote in school board elections a person must be a resident in the school district holding the election and be at least 18 years of age. Advance registration is not necessary.

To see a list of candidates, go to our School Board Candidates page.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
 
Law Day. The 2012 Law Day theme, No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom, underscores the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
  Change Party Affliliation. From April 25, 2012 through May 25, 2012, you may change your party affiliation.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
8 pm
  Deadline to return absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary. DEADLINE to return voted absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary Election to the Department of Elections.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
7 am - 8 pm
Time to Vote Presidential Primary. Only duly registered voters from participating parties may vote.
Monday, April 23, 2012
7 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Room 6
1502 W. 13th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
LWVNCC presents: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention. Come learn what sexual abuse is, the impact it has on people who experience abuse and some strategies for prevention. Also learn about Delaware's Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative, Stewards of Children, and how to get involved in bringing this training to your school and community. This program will also provide child sexual abuse facts and tips for prevention.
Monday, April 23, 2012
NOON
  Deadline for issuance of absentee ballots. The last time that the Department of Elections can issue an absentee ballot for the Presidential Primary.
Friday, April 20, 2012
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Contact Pat Todd for location and directions. Energy/Climate Change Committee meeting. Participate in this statewide committee that looks at current legislation and activity in the energy/climate change field.
Friday, April 20, 2012
 
  Deadline for mailing absentee ballots. Last day the Department of Elections is required to mail absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary Election.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
1 - 3 pm
Home of Margo Perkins; email Jane Dilley for directions. Land Use/Transportation Committee Meeting. Discuss Traditional Neighborhood Design exemplar developments; SB 167, dealing with removing 60-day statute of limitations on complaints that county land use law does not comply with state law; HB 279 which requires that the General Assembly must approve any change in auto emissions and not DNREC; NCC Comprehensive Plan update.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
 
  Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day was established in 1996 as a public awareness event to illuminate the gap between men's and women's wages. Equal Pay Day symbolizes the point into the next year to which a woman must work to achieve pay equity for the previous year. Wear RED on Equal Pay Day to symbolize how far women and minorities are "in the red" with their pay!
Friday, April 13, 2012-Sunday, April 15, 2012
Fri pm - Sun noon
Center for the Inland Bays
39375 Inlet Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

(just north of the new Indian River bridge)
LWVDE Leadership Retreat. Join Us for a Weekend of Learning and Fun.
  • Learn about the League
  • Get to know members from around the state
  • Learn what's 'hot' in the Legislature
  • Learn what's happening in NCC, Kent & Sussex Leagues
  • Meet the "Dead Ladies"
  • Take a walking tour of Burton's Island
  • Learn "How to Boil a Frog"
  • Share your interests and issues

New and potential members are encouraged to join us. All meals included except dinner Saturday at the Cottage Cafe. Cozy, comfortable overnight accommodations in the Cottages at Indian River Marina. Use this form to register.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
1 pm
Beebe Medical Arts Building
18941 John J Williams Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
LWVSC presents: Education: Public or Private in Sussex County. A panel of experts will explore the history and the way charter and private schools have grown in the past few years and how this growth impacts public school education. This forum is the final of three addressing issues of privatization of public services and is the League's local exploration of these issues leading up to a consensus meeting as part of the LWVUS privatization study. It will set the stage for further exploration of education issues in Sussex County in the Fall. For background on the national study, go to the LWVUS Study section here.
Monday, April 9, 2012
 
  DEADLINE for Military and Overseas Citizens to register to vote before the Presidential Primary. Click here for details.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
 
  DEADLINE to register to vote before the Presidential Primary. Click here for information on registering to vote.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
6 - 8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
League of Women Voters of Delaware Board Meeting.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
1 pm
Beebe Medical Arts Building
18941 John J Williams Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Contracts: The Tie That Binds in Sussex County. This forum will explore developers' practice of tying you into long-term contracts for anything from propane to cable TV to trash collection that tie your hands for years. A panel will discuss how this happens, why, and how it affects you and your community. This forum is the third of four addressing issues of privatization of public services and is the League's local exploration of these issues leading up to a consensus meeting as part of the LWVUS privatization study. For background on the national study, go to the LWVUS Study section here.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
6:45-9 pm
Dover City Council Chambers
15 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE 19901
Open Government Forum. All you ever wanted to know about Delaware's open government (Freedom of Information Act): How to find public records online, determine what records are "public," how to obtain public records, rules governing open meetings, and more. Featuring Rep. John Kowalko, John Flaherty, President of the Delaware Council on Open Government (DELCOG), Deputy Attorney General Kent Walker, Past President of the NAACP Cecil Wilson and Dover City Clerk Jody Stein. Sponsored by the LWVDE and DELCOG.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
All week
Sunshine Week Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know, including the League of Women Voters.
Friday, February 24, 2012
 
Your County's Elections Department. Last Day to Change your Party Affiliation Before the 2012 Presidential Primary. You may affiliate with a party when you register to vote. If you do not affiliate with any party, you will be registered as "unaffiliated" and will not be able to vote in a Primary Election. To change your official party affiliation, notify your County Department of Elections.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
6 - 8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
League of Women Voters of Delaware Board Meeting.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
10 am
Beebe Medical Arts Building
18941 John J Williams Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Who Owns Your Roads: Who Pays?. Did you know there are no county roads in Delaware? The DE Department of Transportation (DELDOT) is responsible for all public roads outside most municipalities - and subdivisions. If you live in a subdivision, your Homeowners are responsible for maintenance and snow removal. A panel will discuss how the system works, or not, and what requirements there are for subdivisions to set aside funds for future repair. This forum is the second of four, sponsored by the LWV of Sussex County, addressing issues of privatization of public services and is the League's local exploration of these issues leading up to a consensus meeting as part of the LWVUS privatization study. For background on the national study, go to the LWVUS Study section here.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
9 am - noon
Wilmington University
3282 North Dupont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901
Environmental Summit. Environmental activists from throughout the state will gather to discuss major environmental topics. Goals of the event include disseminating information and focusing thought on specific legislation that might reasonably be presented in the State Legislature. The meeting will be divided into discussion groups on Climate Change, Land Use, Public Health, Fracking for Natural Gas and Delaware Bay Deepening. LWVDE is a co-sponsor, so this event is free to all LWV members. Others: $5.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
6:30 - 9 pm
Limestone Presbyterian Church
3201 Limestone Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19808
Hydrofracking for Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale Formation Public Forum. Four speakers will present their views and answer questions from the audience. Participating on the panel will be Kathleen Stiller, Director, Division of Water Resources. Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Roberta Winters, Vice-President, LWV Pennsylvania; Maya Van Rossum, Executive Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network; a gas drilling industry spokesperson.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
6 - 8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
League of Women Voters of Delaware Board Meeting.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
All Day
  Bill of Rights Day. This is the 220th Anniversary of the addition of the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was signed by the original 13 states with the understanding that a Bill of Rights would be created, amending the new U.S. Constitution. On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution. 10 of these amendments were added to the Constitution on December 15, 1791. Later, the 14th amendment applied most provisions to the states.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
6-8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
LWV of Delaware Board Meeting.
Monday, November 14, 2011
6:30 pm
University of Delaware's Goodstay Center
2600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806-1152
Freedom of Information in a Digital Age: The Current FOI Landscape. Ken Bunting, the National Freedom of Information Coalition's Executive Director, will explore how the unrestricted free flow of information serves as a cornerstone of democracy and will give an overview of how well the country is operating in that regard at the national level. He then will zero in on open government issues in Delaware such as ease of access to public documents via the Internet, use of digitized public information, increasing costs to access public records, weaknesses in Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, reform of state lobbying laws, the cost to the public when easy access and open government are lacking, and more. Sponsored by DE Coalition for Open Government, co-sponsored by LWVDE. Details including free registration here.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
6-8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant
3 President's Drive
Dover, DE 19901
LWV of Delaware Board Meeting.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
6-8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant, Dover LWV of Delaware Board Meeting.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
6-8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant Delaware LWV Education Fund Annual Meeting. Election of officers and directors, adopt budgets 2011-13, approve project request etc.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
6-8:30 pm
Italian Roma Restaurant, Dover LWV of Delaware Board Meeting.