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LWV of Lawton

League of Women Voters of Lawton

The purpose of the League of Women Voters of Lawton is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan, in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate; it is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after members study and agree on the content. The League of Women Voters of Lawton performs many services through different venues. The League works to have an educated and informed voter. As a group, the League studies issues that are important in the local area as well as in the state and in the nation in a timely fashion, in order to have a position to act from or to advocate for. We gather nonpartisan information on candidates and bills for elections and make it available on websites and as an insert in the local newspaper. The League's Voter Service committee organizes forums for information on issues and candidates. We also organize opportunities to encourage people to register to vote or change information, such as home address when necessary.

The Lawton League Calendar:
1. Participate in Women's Equality Day in August with the Fort Sill Military community.
2. We provided information bags to new Naturalized Citizens on the last Friday of September.
3. September-Participate in National World Day for voter services.
4. October 29, 2013-Candidates Forum is held at City Hall for city council and county commissioners for citizens of the Lawton area to hear what issues they promote.
5. In November, we sell pecans, the best pecans in Oklahoma as fund raisers.
6. Also, November 19, 2013 is our last meeting for the year. This year we will meet at Brookridge Retirement home to celebrate with our honorary members Juanita Perkins, 102 years old and Mary McClure who are founding members of the Lawton League. 5:30-6:30 pm, after the meeting, members stay on to hear the history of Lawton League.
7. February 14, 2014-We will celebrate League of Women Voters birthday-providing a movie-Iron Jawed Angels - with popcorn, and invite four other women groups to join us.
8. March 12, 2014-Women's history month 2014, we will be doing activities at the Historic Mattie Beal Home and taking a tour.
9. April 10, 2014-Meeting to plan our calendar, study issues that the League has selective, and activities for 2014-15.
10. May 9, 2014-Annual meeting, activities, and selection of officers for 2014-15.

If you are interested helping with these voter service activities or if you are interested in topics such as immigration, public transportation, water quality and supply, health care, corrections, education, mental health, the judicial system, juvenile justice, city, county, state or federal government, campaign finance, voting rights, or just interested in educating yourself to vote wisely; you should be a member of The League of Women Voters. Email us at achongok@sbcglobal.net or call President Jacqueline Achong at 580.536.6364. "READY, set, vote!