Oklahoma County

Oklahoma County

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

We do not support or oppose any candidate or political party at any level of government.

We do focus on:

    • voter registration
    • voter education, and
    • voter engagement.

Our membership is open to anyone in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, or surrounding areas that isn’t served by a local League.

We are affiliated with the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma and the League of Women Voters U.S.

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Here is the latest from the

LWV of Oklahoma County

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EXPECT DELAYS ON NOVEMBER 3RD FOR ELECTION RESULTS

our dem is worth waiting for

by VIRGINIA KASE on 10/7/2020.
 

There are a lot of predictions about how the 2020 election will play out this November, but one thing is almost certain: we are not going to have results on election night. 

With the increase in mail-in ballots in every state this year due to COVID-19 risks, immediate results are not possible on November 3. This means we are going to go to bed on election night, not knowing the results of the presidential election or the dozens of down-ballot races in every state. It may take a week, or even four weeks for final election results in multiple races―especially when we consider possible court challenges. 

 More than 20 states count mail-in ballots that arrive after November 3, as long as they are postmarked on or before Election Day. In Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, counting mail-in ballots cannot legally begin until polls close on Election Day, despite how many people mail-in their ballot early. And in even more states, voters can return their ballots on Election Day―either by mail, ballot drop box, or in-person at a polling location. Due to the surge in absentee, early, and mail-in voting, it is likely that results in those states will take a while to certify. 

We are facing new challenges to our election system, but our democracy already has the solutions needed to persevere and succeed. If we take our time, we can still ensure election rights, access, and accuracy for all voters.  

After all, our democracy is worth the wait. (click here for full article) 

 

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Congratulations to our new Sheriff, County Commisioner, House & Senate Members!

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Rebecca Greenhaw's

 100th Anniversary Interview  

R. Greenhaw 100th interview with the Oklahoman
 

Rebecca Greenhaw, president of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma County, recognizes the historic contributions made by women of color toward the movement.

 

"There were members of the Native American women's organizations and also African American women's organizations that worked shoulder to shoulder with the suffrage movement, and we couldn't have done it without them," she said. "But then when the final negotiations were made, the decision had been made to give Black men the right to vote under the 14th Amendment and many of the suffragists supported that because they were led to believe that then they would be next, but then that didn't happen. And so, then when negotiations were ongoing in the period of 1918 to 1920, unfortunately decisions were made that it would be better to get suffrage for part of some women if we couldn't get them for all."

A hundred years later, the 19th Amendment hasn't lost its significance.

"I'm so grateful that this amendment was passed and added to our Constitution, and I work with the league to try to inform and educate women and members of the public about the right to vote is something we can't ever take for granted, because forces are always arrayed against it to try to erode it," Greenhaw said. "And so I would say my attitude is one of extreme gratitude and working to protect that right for myself and everyone else."

click here to read the full article.

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In celebration of the 100th anniversay of the 19th Amendment... 

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In 2019, the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma County:

    • participating in a campaign to encourage Senator Lankford to recommend a hearing on HR1, the For The People Act,
    • worked with the Coalition of the Underheard on determining voter priorities, and
    • worked with Oklahomans Decide Healthcare regarding the expansion of Medicare.

In 2020 we worked on:

    • Spreading the word about Vote411.
    • Providing educated information for the Nov 3rd ballot
    • Helping the State League distribute the official Voter Guide featuring Clara Luper.

In 2021 we will focus on

    • We don't know yet!
    • Our annual advocacy meeting is on November 21st at 1:30pm,
    • Please email any suggestion to Office.Admin [at] LWCOKC.org!

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Event Date: 
Nov 21 2020 - 1:30pm
Members please join us remotely to help plan what we want to advocate for in 2021!
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Event Date: 
Nov 17 2020 - 6:00pm

Please plan to join us in a meeting with Amy Curran of Generation Citizen for an educational meeting with their Civic Learning Coalition on November 17, 2020 from 6.00 to 7.30. 

zoom link will be provided as the date gets closer.

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Action Alerts

The League of Women Voters of Oklahoma County has compiled a list of locations offering notary and copy services for the November 3rd, 2020 election.