Video: House of Delegates District 51 – 2018 General Election

Candidates seeking election Nov. 6 to five seats in the West Virginia House of Delegates from District 51 answered questions and outlined their platforms at a forum Oct. 11, 2018, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County and Mountaineers for Progress.

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Voter’s Guide 2018 General Election – Wood County Candidates for WV State Senate, House of Delegates and County Commissioner

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Voter’s Guide 2018 General Election – Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

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Voter’s Guide 2018 General Election – US House of Representatives

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Voter’s Guide 2018 General Election – US Senate

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LWV of West Virginia urges voters to vote NO on Amendment 1

PRESS RELEASE

The League of Women Voters of West Virginia urges voters to say NO to Constitutional Amendment 1 on November 6.

If passed Amendment 1 would add the following language to the WV Constitution: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”

Amendment 1 eliminates a woman’s right to privacy when making reproductive choices. The LWV believes a decision to terminate a pregnancy should be a private decision done in consultation between a woman and her doctor. The WV State constitution should protect this right of privacy.

Amendment 1 provides no exceptions in the case of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger. The amendment denies the right of women to terminate any pregnancy under any circumstances.

This amendment also denies poor women access to government funds for abortions, including instances of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

The full weight of Amendment 1 will be realized if federal safeguards (provided by Roe v Wade) protecting a women’s right to privacy when making decisions regarding abortion are removed. Laws approved in years past by the state legislature made abortion a felony. Court injunctions prevented their implementation but if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, they could easily resurface. If Roe is overturned, the passage of Amendment 1 would mean the state constitution would provide no protection for West Virginia women. Desperate women attempting to terminate their own pregnancies because medically safe procedures are unavailable would be subject to criminal prosecution. So would any medical personnel who assist in abortion procedures.

The League of Women Voters believes public policy must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices. We urge voters to vote No on Amendment 1. 

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For further information contact
Lyn Widmyer
lynwidmyer@gmail.com

304-279-3201

Candidates for the Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals

We will be coming out with a Voters Guide soon, but in the meantime if you want to learn more about the Candidates for the Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals.

If you scroll down at  http://services.sos.wv.gov/apps/elections/candidate-search/ to “Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals” there are 20 candidates listed.

There will be two forums held by the WV Bar Association on October 15 (Division 1) and October 18 (Division 2) from 6-8pm.  Both forums can be watched on WV Public Broadcasting or Facebook or you may attend the events in Charleston: http://www.wvbarassociation.org/events/supreme-court-candidate-forum

http://wvbarassociation.org/assets/uploads/Judicial_Forum_Flyer.pdf

You can click on the respective links for each candidate to study their previous history at https://ballotpedia.org/West_Virginia_Supreme_Court_of_Appeals_special_elections,_2018 

Wood County Voter October 2018

Meet the Candidate Event on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Cambers of the Parkersburg City Building. All local candidates for the WV Legislature and Wood County Commission have been invited. Open to the public.

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Huntington League’s October Bulletin

Candidates Meeting for WV Supreme Court of Appeals on WVPBS. Check the dates and times.

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League Urges Senators to vote NO on Kavanaugh

JUDGE DOES NOT POSSESS FAIR AND UNBIASED JUDICIAL TEMPERAMENT
10/4/2018
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters President Chris Carson and CEO Virginia Kase issued the following joint statement:

“We urge the Senate to reject Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“Judge Kavanaugh has shown the country that he does not possess fair and unbiased judicial temperament. Indeed, he engaged in unprovoked, partisan attacks, and treated United States Senators—the people conducting his job interview—with shocking disrespect. Senators have the right to ask questions of nominees. In fact, it is their responsibly to ask them on behalf of the American people.

“In addition, troubling allegations about his past and misleading if not untruthful testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee cast further doubt on his judicial credibility. Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist Papers that “all judges who may be appointed by the United States are to hold their offices during good behavior.” That’s not what we saw from Judge Kavanaugh during the confirmation process.

“We urge Senators to vote NO on Kavanaugh.”

Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney@lwv.org