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LWV Of Kentucky

Community Leaders

Fran Wagner, President
Wanda "Bonnie" Lynch, Vice President
Delores (Dee) Pregliasco, Vice President
Karen M. Brown, Membership Chair

League ID

KY000

Phone

5028756481

Stories from Around the State

In June 2022, the US Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and ending the federal constitutional right to abortion. As the Supreme Court no longer recognizes the right to abortion as protected by the US Constitution, this ruling makes state constitutional amendments even more significant, leaving the right to abortion up to federal or state laws. 

Kentucky could soon be expanding voting rights restoration to even more individuals who have been convicted of felonies.

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to invalidate the state’s recently-passed picture ID requirement for voting.

Following a report on disenfranchisement from LWV of Kentucky that found more than 312,000 Kentuckians cannot vote because of felony convictions, the state's governor issued an executive order restoring voting rights for those with past felony convictions.

A report from the League of Women Voters of Kentucky shows 92 percent of those with felony convictions have been released from prison or jail and live in the community, but cannot vote.