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LWV of Leavenworth County

Community Leaders

Lisa Weakley, President
Charlotte Van Wormer, Vice President

League ID

KS028

Stories from Around the State

This story was originally published by KVOE.

The League of Women Voters’ Emporia branch will be busy the next few months. Why, you might ask? It’s tracking votes for lawmakers representing Lyon County for the second straight year.

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. 

This story originally aired on Inside Kansas Politics.

Jacqueline Lightcap with the League of Women Voters of Kansas discussed what voters need to know before casting their ballot this November.

This story was originally published in Votebeat.

Kansas, Missouri, Florida among states with laws that voter registration groups say put volunteers at risk

This story was originally published in the Kansas Reflector.

Record turnout for abortion vote in Aug. 2 primary counters concerns about attempts to undermine election integrity

LWV of Kansas and partners appealed the Kansas Court of Appeals’ decision in League of Women Voters v. Schwab, which held that members of the Plaintiffs’ organizations do not have standing to challenge the unconstitutionality of this voter suppression law because they have not yet suffered an injury.