• I’ve just come from the Membership and Leadership Development training with League members in Illinois and I’m struck by the passion, knowledge and commitment of these true defenders of democracy.

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  • After a sixteen year period in which there were no public presidential debates, the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) sponsored three presidential debates in 1976.

  • The Iowa Caucuses are less than a week away – an early kickoff to what will surely be a long and intense election year 2012. Instead of the usual New Year's resolutions, the League is putting together a list of Election Year Resolutions/Hopes for the upcoming year:

  • At every level of government—from city council to state legislature, from Congress to President of the United States—candidates participate in debates to help voters understand who they are and what they stand for. But are you actually getting anything out of these debates?
  • Elections present voters with important choices. Whether it is a local race that will affect your community or a national race that could change the direction of the country, it is a time to consider the issues which you care about and decide which candidate you support. Even if you are under 18 and not yet eligible to vote, election campaigns offer an excellent way to learn about the people and issues that affect your future.

  • Introduction

    Candidate debates have a long history in American politics. At every level of government—from city council to state legislature, from Congress to President of the United States—candidates participate in debates to help voters understand who and what they stand for.

  • NEWS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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    October 3, 1988

    LEAGUE REFUSES TO "HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD"

    WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

    WASHINGTON, DC —"The League of Women Voters is withdrawing its sponsorship of the presidential debate scheduled for mid-October because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter," League President Nancy M. Neuman said today.

  • STATEMENT BY NANCY M. NEUMAN PRESIDENT, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

    Good afternoon. I am Nancy Neuman, president of the League of women Voters. Thank you all for coming on such short notice.

    The decision I am here to announce vas not an easy one to reach. It's the right decision. I know that. But not an easy one.

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