League of Women Voters  of the Lima Area

                        

We will continue our focus on Ohio Schools with a program on a historical comparison of public and private schools on Tuesday, March 20, at Westside United Methodist Church, 604 Gloria Avenue, 7:00 PM. Presenter, Bruce Hodges

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​​​​​​UPDATE ON CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING


Vote YES - ISSUE 1 on May 8!


Click HERE for a 3 minute video explaining Issue 1


Thanks to all the hard work of Fair Districts supporters across Ohio, our state legislature passed legislation to put redistricting at the national level on the May 2018  ballot. Redistricting reformers made the case that it's time to end gerrymandering, a process where politicians draw the maps to benefit a political party.  This proposed amendment to the constitution when passed by the voters will create  a bipartisan process that strongly encourages both major parties to cooperate and agree on a congressional map that better represents the views of Ohioans. Senator Matt Huffman was one of the cosponsors of this legislation. Click here for a more detailed summary.

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 STEM EDUCATION TOPIC OF FORUM

The League of Women Voters of the Lima Area and the American Association of University Women hosted a forum on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education on April 18.  STEM is a fun, hands-on learning environment designed to spark student innovation.   Linda Haycock, 1st District Board of Education Member, summarized STEM and Laurie Laird, Ohio Northern University and Dr. Swathi Mohan of The Ohio State University in Lima shared ways the universities  are training teachers to use STEM and how their outreach to students was generating an interest in STEM among students in the area.
At the annual meeting on May 23, the Board will recommend a program for 2017-2018 that deals exclusively with education.  Topics will include Alternative Education, Charter Schools, online schools, and funding of education. 
 



FAIR DISTRICTS  BECAME A REALITY

FOR THE OHIO HOUSE AND SENATE DISTRICTS AT THE STATE LEVEL IN 2015!

Now it's time to make it a national reality!


After years of hard work by the League of Women Voters and other groups throughout the state, voters passed the REDISTRICTING ISSUE by an overwhelming majority in the state of Ohio in November 2015.  In 2021  A nonpartisan commission will be able to draw district lines to eliminate partisan gerrymandering.  This legislation was only for STATE lawmakers.  In May 2018 voters have the opportunity to make this a reality for federal lawmakers.



2015 MEETING SUPPORTING FAIR DISTRICTS.

 

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