Sussex County, Delaware

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members of the 19th Amendment Celebration Committee

19th Amendment Committee members

Members of the 19th Amendment Celebration Planning Committee pose in their sashes.  Check out their website page for information on the many events that they have planned.  

19th Amendment Celebration Planning Committee webpage
speakers for the forum on Funding of Public Education, pt 2

LWVSC holds second forum on the funding of public education in DE

Speakers for the second forum:  Neil Kirschling of the Rodel Foundation, Richard Morse of the Community Legal Aid Society, and Mark Steele of Indian River School District.

click for article on the forum
students at DTCC register to vote

LWVSC registers new voters on National Voter Registration Day

The LWVSC held a voter registration event at Del Tech Georgetown, registering 60 new voters.

Gwen Miller, new president of the LWVSCDE

new LWVSC president

Gwendolyn Miller, newly elected president of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, helped man a voter registration table for the League at the Juneteenth Celebration in Georgetown on June 15th.

Carol Jones & Sue Claire Harper

LWVDE Co-Presidents

On June 1, 2019, two Sussex League members, Carol Jones and Sue Claire Harper, were elected co-Presidents of the League of Women Voters of Delaware.

photo of attendees at National Popular Vote panel discussion

LWVSC holds National Popular Vote panel discussion

The League of Women Voters along with the ACLU and Common Cause of Delaware held a panel discussion on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact at Sussex County Council Chambers on 3/3/19. UPDATE:  The Delaware Legislature passed the NPV bill on 3/14/19. 

photo of audience for Clean Drinking Water forum

Clean Drinking Water forum

The Environment and Natural Resources Committee of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County held two forums and an Expo on the issue of clean drinking water in Sussex County, Delaware.  See their website page for links to local environmental groups, issues, and events.  

Environment & Natural Resources Committee

Sussex County, Delaware

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County, Delaware (LWVSCDE) is a nonpartisan educational organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of Sussex County, Delaware is NOT for women only.

POSTPONEMENTS/CANCELLATION OF ALL LEAGUE EVENTS:
Due to Federal and State restrictions related to the COVID19 coronavirus, all league sponsored public activities are currently postponed.  Once restrictions are eased, please check back for information on rescheduled events.

Logo of the League of Women Voters
News

The League of Women Voters of the United States issued a statement in reference to the murder of George Floyd. Please click on "Read more" to access it.

League of Women Voters of Sussex County, DE
Press Mention

A letter to the editor on the need for improved buffer zone ordinances for wetlands and waterways was submitted by Gwendolyn Miller, president of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County. It appeared in the Cape Gazette on 4/24/20. Please "Read more" to read the letter.

Florida's Natural Resources

Action Alerts

The LWVSC is asking members to voice their support for a new Wetlands and Buffer ordinance that will increase current buffer zones in order to better protect our water, offset erosion, better control flooding, and remove carbon from the air. Read more for the details and scroll to the bottom for whom to contact.

Gov. Carney
News

The latest modifications of Gov. Carney's State of Emergency declaration change the dates of the DE Presidential Primary and School Board elections. It also broadens the absentee ballot application to allow social distancing as a valid reason.

League of Women Voters of Delaware

Action Alerts

The LWVDE urges you to contact your legislators and governor on two vote by mail options. Please read more for the details and a link to the original, more in-depth, LWVDE alert.

United States 2020 Census
Public Statement

The LWVSC issued a press release on 4/2/2020 regarding responding to the Census. Please click on 'Read more' for the full information provided.

Carol Jones & Sue Claire Harper
Press Mention

A commentary on the benefits of a successful 2020 Census was submitted by the co-presidents of the League of Women Voters of Delaware. It appeared in the Delaware State News. Please "Read more" to read the entire piece.

Sue Bramhall
Press Mention

The LWVSC solicited commentary regarding the 100th anniversary of the amendment granting women the right to vote. This commentary is the second to appear in the Cape Gazette. The author, Sue Bramhall, member of the Georgetown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, provides an interesting history of the suffrage movement in Sussex County.

News

Gov. Carney issued his 6th SOE modifications which changes the presidential primary date and protects Delawareans from evictions, foreclosures, and terminations of utility services, and pushes back school board elections.

League of Women Voters of Delaware
News

The LWVDE co-presidents sent a letter to the Gov. Carney to urge a change in the absentee voting procedures to accommodate voters who are confined to home due to the current Coronavirus crisis. Please read more for a link to the letter. Read more for the latest update.

Blue Coast TAlk
Press Mention

LWVSC members Connie Jones and Jack Young were interviewed on Blue Coast Talk regarding the upcoming 2020 US Census. "Read more" to see their informative interview, a public service announcement for the Census.

2020 Census PSA
News

Watch this new public service announcement to learn options for responding to the 2020 Census. Click on "Read more" for the link to the PSA.