||The League of Women Voters at all levels -- local, state, and national -- is dedicated to promoting informed and active citizen participation in government, and to promoting government that is open and responsive to citizens.|
If you want to be active in issues affecting the community, the state, and the nation, or just well-informed -- you've come to the right place.
The LWV studies local, state, and national issues and then takes action based on the positions we adopt. We also help to inform the public about issues, governmental policies, and elections. The League is nonpartisan and does not support political parties or candidates.
In the last year, the local League has been actively involved in local issues, opposing the repeal of the changes to the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance and monitoring the City Commission's meetings on rental inspection and the south end lot 9. We registered voters prior to the 2012 elections and sponsored candidate forums and issue forums.
The LWV of Manhattan/Riley County honors individuals who have made significant contributions to our community, and we also offer an annual scholarship. Our Guide to Government offers citizens vital information about local government. (For information about these activities, click on the Projects button at left.)
Along with League members across the nation, we have recently studied the role of the federal government in pre-K through Grade 12 public education, looking at such issues as equity, funding, and standards. We also studied issues involved with privatizing governmental services, assets, and functions; a statement on privatization was issued by LWVUS in June 2012. At the national convention in June 2012, delegates agreed to initiate a comprehensive program to educate members and communities on the issue of campaign finance; they also adopted a new study, an update of the LWVUS 1988 position on Agriculture, which is ongoing.
At the state level, we have reviewed the League of Women Voters of Kansas position on state finance, looking again at tax policies, tax credits, income tax, and property tax. The revised position has been approved by the LWVK Board and was voted on by delegates to the state convention in April 2013. A new study was adopted at the state level as well It concerns Fracking, Water, and the Future..
Check out our newsletter, the Voter, to read more about what we've been doing.
Follow legislative action by reading reports from League's man at the Capitol.
Join a group that is working on one or more of these studies or projects. You will have the fun of interesting discussions with other League members and friends. We need your help and input on these items.
Get involved in the LWVUS Clean Air Promise
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A proposed oil pipeline would cross the Ogallala Aquifer in Kansas. Read more about this issue here.
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