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Gaye Haynes, Co-President
Nikki Chambers, Co-President
Eileen White, Vice President
Mona Sheth, Vice President
Tracey Brumfield, Membership Chair

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Stories from Around the State

Many Leagues host Lobby Days throughout their state’s legislative sessions to rally their membership around a specific bill or set of bills that they hope to see passed. Recently, the League of Women Voters of Kentucky (LWVKY) invited a member of our national staff to join their Lobby Day, and I had the pleasure of joining them!

This story was originally published by Forward Kentucky.

On November 29, the League of Women Voters of Kentucky published a study examining “Transparency and Citizen Participation in Kentucky’s Legislative Process” and asking the recurring question, “How Can They Do That?”

This story was originally published in Associated Press.

The review conducted by the League of Women Voters of Kentucky found that lawmakers increasingly have relied on fast-track maneuvers to pass bills, which it says can give Kentuckians little or no time to offer input. The group urged lawmakers to slow down and give constituents more time to weigh in on legislation.

When I look at everything people have done this year to protect and uplift every person’s voice, I find so much to be thankful for. 

This is for the election workers, voters, and League volunteers who empowered voters and defended democracy this year.

This story was originally published in Public News Service.

As Kentucky voters head to the polls to choose the state's next governor, attorney general, secretary of state and other state officials, can help them navigate the voting process.

From January – August 2023, state legislatures nationwide passed various bills into law. While following these developments, the League noticed several important trends around voting rights and election administration.