Leagues of Women Voters across Pennsylvania are undertaking a discussion and forming a consensus about high-stakes testing, such as the Keystone Exams, required for graduation in PA beginning in 2017. LWVPA’s position on education “in brief” is to support equal access to quality public education, to be achieved by participation of government and citizens at all […]
The Civil Liberties Committee is in need of new members to help in its ongoing efforts to educate our membership and our communities about the issues created by the 2010 Supreme Courts’ decision on the Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission. This decision gave corporations the same civil rights as citizens of the United States. Corporations may now give undisclosed […]
What were those 46.6% registered Chester County voters thinking? Was it the issues? The party? Or even more so, was it the money? More than likely a combination of factors, of which the overall impact in the distant future is not clearly understood. For our own education, we can all develop a deeper understanding by […]
The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters is concerned that the Chester County Election Board lacks minority party representation going into Tuesday’s election.
The Leagues of Women Voters from Radnor, Haverford, Lower Merion/Narberth and Chester County, with the support of local school districts and in partnership with their parent-teacher organizations, hosted a public forum on the Keystone Exams on Tuesday, October 7.
74th District Candidate Debate – Lewis (R) & Maxwell (D) – October 12 @ 2:00 pm 6th District Candidate Debate: Trevedi (D) & Costello (R) – October 20 @ 7:30 pm 158th District Candidate Debate: Ross (R) & Rzucidlo (D) – October 28 @ 7:00 pm
Analysis of House Bill 1565 provided by: Clean Water Action, Delaware River Keeper Network, Sierra Club House bill 1565 stipulates the following: Riparian buffers are no longer required for special protection streams Riparian buffers are declared as optional in a series of Best Management Practices (BMP) for all streams 150 ft. vegetated riparian buffers – […]
On October 3, the Chester County Court of Common Pleas will consider proposed voting changes for West Chester Area School District (WCASD) school board seats. The plan was approved by the WCASD school board in July. The proposal would create three voter regions instead of the current “at large” system. If approved by the Court, […]
Thank you to Sheriff Welsh and Mayor Comitta! On the evening of September 8, 2014 , the Chester County League had a wonderful opportunity to provide Kendal residents with a platform for an informational, educational and civilized discussion of Gun Safety in Chester County. Dynamic panelists Sheriff Carolyn Welsh and Mayor Carolyn Comitta, moderated by […]
What a story to tell those who doubt the value of their vote! The voting statistics and surveys revealed the deep divides within that small country – those seeking Independence from the United Kingdom pitted against those opposed and fearful of the financial repercussions of separation. Believers in the election process turned out to vote. […]