Stories from Around the State
This story was originally published by cleveland.com
Ohio is teed up for a political fight over ballot initiatives this summer, after Republican Ohio lawmakers voted last month to set an Aug. 8 election to make it harder to change the state constitution.
But Ohio is just part of a broader national battle over ballot issues, generally pitting Republican state lawmakers against backers of left-leaning policies, many of which have fared well at the ballot box.
This story was originally published in the Oxford Observer.
The Oxford League of Women Voters is organizing a letter-writing campaigns against two proposed bills that they say would damage democracy in Ohio.
This article was originally published in The Miami Student.
Recent changes to Ohio’s voting laws put the state among those with the most restrictive voting requirements in the country.
Without the ability to make reproductive decisions for one’s body, those who can become pregnant cannot participate equally in our democracy.
Further, since the Dobbs decision reversing the right to abortion, numerous state governments have introduced legislation directly or indirectly related to reproductive rights, challenging doctrines of US democracy.
This story originally aired on WDTN.
March is National Women’s Month, but March 8 is International Women’s Day. The Miami Valley has its fair share of women who are making a difference in their communities.
The Greater Dayton League of Women Voters was founded in 1920, after a group called the ‘Dangerous Dames of Dayton’ protested and demanded suffrage.
This story originally aired on WKBN.
In this week’s segment with WKBN Community Affairs Director Dee Crawford, Crawford sits down with Leah Sakacs, president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown.