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Celebrating Over 100 Years of Making Democracy Work


The LWVPGC monthly meeting will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10 AM.


 

 

https://youtu.be/G543X-vxZA8

The League of Women Voters proudly presents a voter information video in Spanish.

Votar! Liga de Mujeres Votantes con Samantha (Garcia Lopez) Howard

 

 

 

 

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
MODERATOR TRAINING (In-Person Only)
Saturday, February 3, 2024
11:30 AM To 1:00 PM


2-3-24 Moderator Training

RSVP Required ([email protected]).

ICYMI--LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MARYLAND
Winter Workshop (Virtual)
Saturday, January 27, 2024
9:00 AM To 12:00 PM

 

Winter Workshop Resources

 

The Zoom recording and resources from Winter Workshop are now available.
 

Zoom Recording

Slides: Growing Your Membership (Breakout Session)

*To request the slides from Claire Wardle, Ph. D. on disinformation, please reach out to us directly at [email protected]

Resources

 

ICYMI--League of Women Voters of
Prince George's County Annual Open House

 

                                     

   Click photo gallery to view more photos.

 

ICYMI--LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY &
GREATER BOWIE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
November 1, 2023 City of Bowie Mayoral & City Council Candidates Forum

 


Click
Mayoral Candidates to view Part I of the Forum.

 

ICYMI--LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
October 19, 2023 Town of Upper Marlboro Candidates Forum



Click on: https://youtu.be/1-b76pBwL8M to view the Forum video.

 

Prince George's County Council Passes Virtual Voting Bill
September 26, 2023

 

 


County Council Vice Chair Wala Blegay (center), LWVPGC President Gloria Johnson (right),
County Council Staff (2nd row)

On September 26, 2023, the Prince George's County Council re-voted on CR-078-2023. The bill addressed allowing virtual voting by members of the County Council; which had been in operation during the pandemic. The vote previously failed on September 12, 2023. After a well publicized public out cry, the matter was placed on the calendar for a re-vote of the County Council as a "Committee of the Whole." On Tuesday, September 26, the Council voted again and it passed.

Many voters communicated this was a womens' issue or a maternal health issue. One Internet poster contacted LWVPGC President Gloria Johnson stating she believed it was a reproductive health issue or a political ploy to protect an individual female with an alleged high risk pregnancy. President Johnson made it clear that LWVPGC considers virtual voting as a matter of accessibility. LWVPGC is concerned with the long term impact of the law, as it relates to accessibility for disabilities as well as pregnancy related matters.

President Johnson stated the League of Women Voters (LWV) is a non-partisan political organization of women and men that encourages informed and active participation in government. The organization works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. LWVPGC is  compliant with LWV positions in the areas of voting rights and accessibility for disabilities.

* THE PEOPLE WON *

LWVPGC Issues Forum Helped Protect Residents from Potential Danger

 

The residents in Oxon Hill, Southlawn, Livingston Woods, Indian Head and Fort Washington, along with the League of Women Voters of Prince George's County (LWVPGC), scored a tremendous victory in a more than two-year battle with PEPCO over a proposed but dangerous lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Station/BESS in their historically Black, multi-ethnic, multicultural middle-class neighborhood.    

In 2022, LWVPGC President Gloria Johnson met and engaged PGCC-TV Producers Marshall Johnson and Miriam Machado-Luces to present its candidates' forum virtually as livestreams.  The eight Candidates Forums were well received and PGC voters got a great virtual view of where each candidate stood ahead of local elections. 
President Johnson took another step forward by presenting an issue in District 8 of Prince George's County where PEPCO was planning to house BESS in a location less than 200 feet from a daycare center, 35 feet from a residence and not far from several schools, businesses and residential homes. If a fire broke out, water would not put it out, and toxic emissions would result in the evacuation of residents around a five-mile radius. 
PEPCO officials announced at the most recent Prince George's County Council meeting that they have shelved the proposal and will locate the BESS on the Eastern Shore, Maryland.

 

For more information about LWVPGC Contact: League of Women Voters of Prince George's County
         LWVPGC Office:  301/541-3113
              Email Address:  [email protected]