Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

Signing Citizens not Politicians petition

SIGNATURE COLLECTION TRAINING

LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT THE CITIZENS NOT POLITICIANS AMENDMENT

Become a petition circulator:

Step 1: Complete Online Training. Choose one of these upcoming dates:

Step 2: Complete the online quiz

Step 3: Contact Mary at lwvlickingcounty@gmail.com for petitions and sites/support for signature collection. 

League of Women Voters Social
A scene from our summer social at Seek No Further Cidery. We'll be indoors and upstairs for our Winter Social at the Cidery on February 25th.

JOIN US FOR A WINTER  SOCIAL 

MEET & GREET OTHER LEAGUE MEMBERS

Join LWVLC members for socializing and catching up. 

NEW DATE: Sunday, MARCH 3RD
4-6 p.m. 
Seek No Further Cidery
126 E. Elm St
Granville

Come for the friendship, conversation, and snacks with a variety of delicious brewed ciders available for purchase. Bring your friends to learn more about the League and our work in Licking County.  All are welcome. The  Citizens Not Politicians Petition will be available for you to sign.

NOMINATIONS NOW ACCEPTED

NOMINATE A COMMUNITY LEADER FOR THE RITA KIPP COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD

The League of Women Voters of Licking County seeks to recognize people whose work advances the social, civic, economic, educational, and/or environmental betterment of the Licking County community. 


Know someone who is making a significant contribution in Licking County through non-partisan advocacy, community organizing, and/or civic engagement?  Please consider nominating them for this award.

LEAGUE PARTNERS WITH THE REPORTING PROJECT TO LAUNCH THE OBSERVERS COLLABORATIVE

VOLUNTEER OBSERVERS WANTED

The Observers Collaborative, a newly-formed joint project of the League of Women Voters of Licking County and The Reporting Project, is looking for new members to be the eyes and ears of the Licking County community at meetings of the county commissioners, school boards, city and village councils and township trustees. Observers attend public meetings in Licking County, track important issues, and make reports, all in the service of promoting civic understanding and transparency in government. We are non-partisan, and we do not advocate for positions or proposals.  Volunteer Observers complete a series of training videos, commit to ethical guidelines, and submit timely reports to a review team.  Read Reporting Project Story on Observers Collaborative
Licking County for Fair Maps

FIGHT FOR FAIR DISTRICT MAPS CONTINUES 

LEAGUE LEADS EFFORT TO PREVENT GERRYMANDERING

The League of Women Voters  is working to support a new ballot initiative to create an independent commission to create fair maps. The Citizens Not Politicians amendment will:

  • Create the 15-member Ohio Citizens Redistricting Commission made up of Democratic, Republican, and Independent citizens who broadly represent the different geographic areas and demographics of the state. 
  • Ban current or former politicians, political party officials, lobbyists, and large political donors from sitting on the Commission.
  • Require fair and impartial districts by making it unconstitutional to draw voting districts that discriminate against or favor any political party or individual politician.
  • Require the commission to operate under an open and independent process

Read 9-27-23 LWV Ohio Statement on new maps

Rita Kipp Community Service Award winner Susan King

2023 RITA KIPP COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD

LEAGUE HONORS SUSAN KING FOR HER WORK TO LAUNCH  THE LICKING COUNTY POLLINATOR PATHWAY

Endangered monarch butterflies and other pollinators will find more milkweed plants and other native flowers and trees they need to survive, thanks to the leadership of  Susan Studer King. The League honored Susan with the 2023 Rita Kipp Community Engagement Award for her efforts to connect public parks and private gardens to create a continuous corridor of pollinator-friendly habitat as part of the Licking County Pollinator Pathway.  

The League of Women Voters of Licking County created the Rita Kipp Community Engagement Award to annually honor a local resident who is making a significant contribution in Licking County through non-partisan advocacy, community organizing, and/or civic engagement.  

Photo from left to right: Rita Kipp, Cookie Sunkle, Mary Tuominen, Susan King & Carol Apacki

NONPARTISAN LEADERSHIP

ADVOCATING FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT

We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. The League of Women Voters of Licking County, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

We work across Licking County to register voters, host nonpartisan candidate forums, and educate voters on issues important to maintaining a vibrant democracy. 

GET INVOLVED

JOIN THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF LICKING COUNTY

The League of Women Voters is a peoples’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all Americans in the decisions that impact their lives. The League of Women Voters of Licking County does not endorse or oppose political parties or candidates, however we are active and engaged in public policy at the local and state level. We:

  • Register voters in area high schools, colleges, and underserved populations in the community.
  • Offer online voter information and campaign guides (Vote411.org).
  • Promote Sunshine Laws and good governance.
  • Host nonpartisan issue and candidate forums.
Citizens not politicians petition signing Licking County

SIGN THE  CITIZENS NOT POLITICIANS PETITION TO END GERRYMANDERING

LOCAL SIGNING OPPORTUNITIES

Here are local places where you can sign the petition. Please stop by and sign and spread the word to your family and friends:

Saturday,  February 24th
10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Licking County Library 

101 W. Main St
Newark

GET UNBIASED VOTING INFORMATION 

VOTE 411 IS YOUR ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR BALLOT DETAILS

This award-winning online tool from the League of Women Voters Education Fund allows you to quickly and easily learn what’s on your ballot, find your polling place, confirm registration details and much more.