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Jennifer Jackson MD, Co-President
Mary Hughes, Co-President
Zitsi Mirakhur, Vice President
Sharon Stewart, Vice President
Maureen Murphy, Membership Chair

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Stories from Around the State

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.

This opinion was originally published in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

It’s long past time for our elected leaders to pass legislation that will right this wrong. They must, and can, take steps to restore the right to vote for people who have made mistakes but have paid for them through the criminal justice system.