Voice for Citizens
- A Force for Change
Serving the Citizens of Kansas
Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Kansas.
We are a non-partisan, grassroots, volunteer and political organization with eight local Leagues across the state. For 93 years, we have encouraged the informed and active participation of citizens in government and have influenced public policy through education and advocacy. As a non-partisan organization, the League of Women Voters welcome you to our web site.
News: How school finance deal raced through Legislature, an article by Jonathan Shorman, The Topeka Capital-Journal, 3-17-2015
Dolores Furtado, President of the League of Women Voters of Kansas, draws attention to a petition to expand Medicaid in Kansas. If you support Medicaid Expansion, click on the link and sign the petition. The Governor needs to hear from voters who support Medicaid expansion.
—A hearing in committee is scheduled on Medicaid Expansion, date and time TBA. Dolores will testify at the Legislature on behalf of the League of Women Voters in support of Medicaid Expansion. 3-9-2015
Sunshine Week: March 15-21, 2015
Join in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. Visit the Sunshine Week website for details on what has been planned for this year's celebration. 3-1-2015
News: Judge Selection, by Dolores Furtado, LWV-Ks, 1-23-2015
News: KS Local Leagues Live!, by Marge Ahrens, Membership-Leadership Development Coordinator 12-9-2014
News: Wind Energy, by Dolores Furtado, LWV-Ks Press Release, 3-28-2014
News: Kansas Supreme Court: Public school funding unconstitutional
CBS News, 3/7/2014
—Article has link to the court's ruling
2013-2015 State Study: Fracking, Water and the future
KS toll free legislative hotline:
Kansas residents can ask questions about legislation, legislative procedure, state government. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
In addition to calling the hotline, residents can text questions to
785-256-0733 (standard text message rates may apply), instant message at www.kslib.info/ask-a-librarian, or visit the State Library. The State Library is located in the north wing, on the third floor of the Kansas Capitol Building.
League of Women Voters Supports
Merit Selection System of Appellate Judges & Justices:
"RESOLVED, that the League of Women Voters of Kansas supports the merit selection system for appellate judges and justices, independent of how merit panel members are selected. The present application, interview, questioning and selection process provides the best available information to identify and select the most qualified appellate judges and justices, independent of political considerations".
||We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members
||Who is on the ballot in the next election? What did candidates promise in the last election? How to register to vote? ...and more
||Includes links for National and Kansas political leaders. Also: CONTACT LWVK
Interactive national census map, by state, with counties.
What does the League do?
Who are our members?We are active, curious, socially conscious
and involved women and men in over 1,000 local Leagues in 50 states,
Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
- We educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
- We encourage individual participation in the political process.
- We inform through in-depth, objective study.
- We monitor local, state and national government bodies and activities.
- We register voters.
- We sponsor candidate debates and public issue forums.
You can make a difference! Now is the time to join a local League
of Women Voters and start making a difference in your community. League
membership is open to all women and men of eligible voting age.
LWV of Kansas
515 S. Kansas Ave., Suite C
Topeka, Ks 66604
Coming: Apr. 25, Lawrence,
LWVK Biennial Convention
Download these documents and study contents before you attend Convention
KS Local Leagues Live!
2015 Kansas LWV Convetion Lawrence, KS — Apr. 25
Read details on our Calendar.
Retention of Justices and Judges
The results of an evaluation of justices and judges on the Supreme Court and on the Court of Appeals has been received by LWV-K. It is important that voters cast an informed vote. Therefore, we are making the information accessible by providing the website of the Kansas Judicial Evaluation Committee KansasJudgeReview.org or in the attachment that shows a copy of the results of the evaluations by attorneys and peer judges. This summary does not include evaluations for district judges.
Documentary on “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”—
The League of Women Voters of Kansas was a sponsor of KTWU public television in Topeka in their showing of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The series ran Sept. 14-20, 2014, with an episode shown each evening, 7-9 PM.
Dolores Furtado, President,
League of Women Voters of Kansas, was asked to create a brief message (ten seconds, modified mission statement, recited over video of league members registering voters and included a large image of our LWVK logo.
"I think this is a wonderful way to spread the word about our effort to register voters and make democracy work."
Large oil companies pulling up stakes in Kansas
by Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press, 12/2/2013
Study: Methane release is 50 percent higher than EPA says; Kansas among leaders
by Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press, 11-25-2013
The Dishonesty of Voter ID Laws
by The Editorial Board, New York Times 9-30-2013
State must help potential voters
Topeka Capital-Journal, 9-10-2013
Citizenship rule snags voter sign-up for thousands
by Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, 9-9-2013
“The Vote Is the Emblem of Equality—and Now It is Under Attack,”
by Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United States
The Huffington Post, 2-11-2013