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Action Committee


LWVAAC's Action Committee organizes events that promote the League’s position on an issue to government officials and the public. Such actions may include media campaigns, lobbying or advocating for a cause, and educating the public for support.

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Program Committee


LWVAAC's Program Committee addresses local issues of compelling interest, often building relationships in the community and alliances with other organizations. At the local League level, the word “program” is used to describe a variety of events, including, but not limited to, speakers, panel discussions, candidate debates, and other educational activities for members and the public.

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Action and Program News

Support Get to the Polls MD

Happy Election Day and thank you for voting!

It's November 8 and the final day of the Get to the Polls MD 2022 fundraising campaign for the League of Women Voters of Maryland. If you've benefited from the League's nonpartisan voter services this fall or want to see progress on League public policy positions next year, please take this opportunity to donate.

On October 23rd and 30th, members of LWVAAC walked around Westfield Annapolis Mall in support of the state League's fundraising campaign.

 

 

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Gun Safety: LWV and the Law

By Susan Cochran, Director and Action Co-Chair

Activist David Basil supports stronger gun control laws at the recent March for our Lives rally in Annapolis. (Photo by K. Larrabee)As the nation is reeling from a recent string of mass shootings stretching from New York to Texas to Oklahoma, and gun violence continues, many of us are asking what can be done about gun violence. The League of Women Voters has been working for sensible gun safety laws for over 30 years. LWVUS CEO, Virginia Case Solomon, decried the Uvalde tragedy and declared, “We will not be silent.” The League’s position on gun ownership is clear:

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the proliferation of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons in the United States is a major health and safety threat to its citizens. The League supports strong federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of these weapons by private citizens.

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Personal Pledges for Earth Day 2022

Earth Day 2022 logo Invest in Our Planet

What can you do?

What can I do?  

What can we do?

In his presentation for LWVAAC's 2022 Earth Day commemoration, outgoing Anne Arundel County Director of Environmental Policy Matt Johnston named three basic investments each of us can make in our planet.

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Becoming an Election Judge Has Its Rewards

By Vera Herath, LWVAAC Voter Services co-chair and Board directorVera Herath, LWVAAC Voter Services co-chair

What’s an Election Judge? Well, I’m happy to tell you because I’ve been an Election Judge for nearly 10 years and truly enjoy doing my part to help people vote.

Election Judges are the friendly, helpful people you see working at your polling place when you vote in person. They ensure that qualified registered voters cast their votes privately, safely, and securely. They check in voters and issue Voter Authority Cards and ballots. They guide voters to the voting booths and answer any questions about filling in the ballot. They also help voters scan their ballots so that they are tabulated and counted. Election Judges help provisional voters when necessary. Finally, they have the pleasure of giving each voter a coveted “I voted” sticker to wear proudly.

[Already convinced? Visit the Board of Elections website or read on...]

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Q&A with Matt Johnston, Anne Arundel County Environmental Policy Director

Matt Johnston, former AA County Director of Environmental Policy

In 2019, Matt Johnston was appointed as the first Director of Environmental Policy for Anne Arundel County. This past February, Johnston spoke with LWVAAC’s Programming Director Marguerite Duffy about his experience and the challenges of a changing climate. Excerpts of their conversation appear below. The full interview may be found beginning on p. 7 of the March 2022 issue of LWVAAC's newsletter, The Voter.

Johnston was the lead presenter for LWVAAC's April 21, 2022 Earth Day commemoration, Environmental Challenges and Solutions in Anne Arundel County. In April 2022, he left his position in County government to become Executive Director of the Arundel Rivers Federation.

 

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