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LWVPGC At-Large Candidates' Forum
Saturday July 20, 2024
2  to 4 PM

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12 Noon to 4 PM

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

VOTER REGISTRATION at BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY
April 22, 2024

 

 

Left to right:  BSU Student, Yvonne Alston, Fai Nelson, Shelia Bryant, Ethel Woodard and Juanita Watts

Left to right:  Shelia Bryant, Ethel Wooddard, Yvonne Alston, Juanita Watts and Fai Nelson

Juanita Watts and BSU Student

BSU Student

Dr. Keadrick Peters and Shelia Bryant

Left to right:  Fai Nelson, Juanita Watts, Ethel Woodard and Yvonne Alston

 

 

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
VOTER REGISTRATION at BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY
February 7, 2024

 


Left Photo (Dr. Keadrick Peters, BSU (left), BSU Event Coordinator, (center), Deborah Mitchell, LWVPGC (center), Juanita Watts, LWVPGC (right).

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

                                     

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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

 


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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
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