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Upcoming Events: Criminal Justice Conference and Holiday Gathering

Criminal Justice Conference, “Revealing and Reforming”, takes place on Thursday, October 27, 7-9:30 PM at JusticeRain, Inc., 426 West Gay Street, West Chester.  The event is free and the LWVCC is working in coalition with two churches and anticipating a good turnout. Save the date for our Holiday Gathering, “Meet The Members”,  taking place on  Sunday, December 18, […]

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PA Supreme Court Hears Arguments in School Funding Lawsuit

The PA State Supreme Court heard arguments in the school funding lawsuit this week. Children in some districts have lavish swimming pools, while others graduate from schools without ever having used a computer or seen a library, said attorney Brad Elias, representing several school districts, parents and civil rights groups.  Legislatures and governors through the […]

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Register now for October 15th Community Rights Workshop on Environmental Activism

On Saturday October 15, please come to the Community Rights Workshop and discover, through the lens of American history, how we can confront the rigged structure of law that controls our environmental activism. This is an incredibly insightful, empowering, and coalition-building event that exposes the fundamental barriers we face when we fight for the common good — […]

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Celebrate the Right to Vote! Saturday September 24, 11 AM

            Celebrating the Right to Vote!! Saturday, September 24, 2016 -11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Borough of West Chester, Municipal Building Featuring: Historic Guest Appearance (Inez Milholland) Entertainment Lunch catered by Arianna’s of West Chester Meet the Candidates (after lunch) Feature film: “Swing Vote” (Kevin Costner, 2008) Historic Displays throughout the […]

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PA Auditor General Says PDE Charter School Payment Appeal Process Seriously Flawed

On August 25, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale  said his latest audit shows that a faulty Charter School Law and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) protracted, inconsistent, confusing, and conflicting process for handling charter school payment challenges may unfairly favor charter schools over school districts. Under the Charter School Law, charter schools receive funding from […]

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day August 26

August 26th is the anniversary of national woman suffrage.  Across the seventy-two years between the first major women’s rights conference at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, thousands of people participated in marches through cities like New York and Washington DC, wrote editorials and pamphlets, gave speeches all […]

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August Voter Services News

In this important pre-election season, League members throughout Chester County are busy making sure that all eligible residents are registered to vote. Many events have taken place and many more are planned, but new ideas are always welcome. If you have suggestions for new registration venues, please give me a call. Volunteers will also be […]

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