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Sue Claire Harper flies 19th Amendment flag while holding a can of Centennial Suds

Centennial Suds and Suffragist Flag

Sue Claire Harper, member of the Sussex County League of Women Voters and a board member of the State League, flies the 19 Amendment flag in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the amendment. She holds a can of Centennial Suds, the special-edition Dogfish Head beer brewed for the occasion.

Centennial Suds Celebration
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.

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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. 

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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 State restrictions and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, all league sponsored public activities are postponed or are being conducted virtually when possible

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Martha Redmond, chair of the Voter Services Committee, appeared on Delmarva life to provide important information on voting. 'Read more' to find the link to view the segment.

The Women's Suffrage Movement Below the Colorlines
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Oct 3 2020 - 10:00am
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Via Zoom

The League of Women Voters of New Castle County is hosting Sly Woolford for his presentation of Women's Suffrage - Below the Color Line. Mr. Woolford made this informative presentation to the LWV of Sussex County last year. If you missed it then, take advantage of this 10/3 presentation via Zoom.

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The LWVSC Observer Corps delivered their annual Sunshine Report to the Sussex County Council. Please read more for the full content of that report.

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The ACLU of Delaware filed a lawsuit against the Department of Elections to order that the Department of Elections accept all ballots mailed by Election Day and received within 10 days of the election. The League of Women Voters of DE is a plaintiff in the suit.

DE Poll workers needed
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The State of Delaware needs more than 4,500 registered voters to work in polling places for the General Election on Tuesday, November 3. To help ensure that the polls in Sussex County are fully staffed, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County DE is launching a local campaign to recruit poll workers.

Have you completed your 2020 Census (Delaware)
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Have you completed your 2020 Census Questionaire?? The response rate for Sussex County is below the average response rate for the State of Delaware. It is urgent that every household in Sussex County complete the 2020 Census Questionaire.

The Equity Journey
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A free social equity course, The Equity Journey, is being offered to league members by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. This no-cost offer has been extended until 2/15/21. This is an online training program to help Americans begin the conversation about social equity. Click on 'Read More' for details and the link to register.

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Join your League members for this research-based, interactive, and dynamic series on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion! The LWVDE is launching the new empowerment program for League members in all three counties. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness Program is a series of workshops. Click on "Read More" for the details and the link to sign up now.

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The Lewes mayor helped raise the Women's Suffrage flag in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment.

Sue Claire Harper flies 19th Amendment flag while holding a can of Centennial Suds
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Photo of LWVSC member Sue Claire Harper appeared in the Cape Gazette with this caption:

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The City of Rehoboth Beach Commissioners passed a resolution honoring the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

Take Action to Support Funding for 2020 Election

Action Alerts

The LWV has issued an Action Alert requesting that members contact their Senators to include election funding in the next stimulus bill to ensure that our 2020 elections will be administered effectively without compromising health. Please "Read More" for more details and links to easily contact your Senator.