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April 13, 2014
Columnist Susan Reimer says that the gender pay gap and the Paycheck Fairness Act are red meat tossed into our cages to get women to the polls and that she doesn't like being "played" by the Democrats ("Equal pay riles up base," April 10). Ms. Reimer makes a point that speaks to the heart of the matter. According to recent polls, Democrats are facing a tough midterm election, and their latest tactic is to use women to garner votes. The Democrats have thrown pay equality into the mix hoping to steer the conversation away from Obamacare and the stagnant economy.
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NEWS
April 13, 2014
Columnist Susan Reimer says that the gender pay gap and the Paycheck Fairness Act are red meat tossed into our cages to get women to the polls and that she doesn't like being "played" by the Democrats ("Equal pay riles up base," April 10). Ms. Reimer makes a point that speaks to the heart of the matter. According to recent polls, Democrats are facing a tough midterm election, and their latest tactic is to use women to garner votes. The Democrats have thrown pay equality into the mix hoping to steer the conversation away from Obamacare and the stagnant economy.
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March 12, 2013
Members of the Harford County League of Women Voters participated in last week's Women's Suffrage March in Overlea. One hundred years ago this month, suffragettes marched from New York City to Washington, D.C., to petition the government for equal voting rights for women. They stopped in Overlea before continuing their journey. Turnout for the commemorative march was excellent. Pictured are Peg Hill and Elaine Borum representing the Harford County League of Women Voters.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Josephine C. "Jo" Miller, a civic activist who was a member of the League of Women Voters for 50 years and a Baltimore City Zoning Board watchdog for the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, died March 22 of esophageal cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 84. The daughter of J. William Carlson, an electrical engineer, and Isabelle Young Carlson, a homemaker, the former Josephine Lois Carlson was born and raised in Kearny, N.J. After graduating in 1947 from Kearny High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology in 1951 from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. She moved to Baltimore after college when she took a job as a research assistant at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
Annapolis voters can question mayoral candidates Josh Cohen and Mike Pantelides at a forum Wednesday. The League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County will sponsor a mayoral forum at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road. Cohen and Pantelides are expected to discuss their issues and field questions from the audience. Cohen, a Democrat, is seeking a second term as mayor of Annapolis. Pantelides, running for office for the first time, defeated two other candidates to win the Republican nomination.
NEWS
March 14, 2012
I have to totally agree with Susan Reimer 's assertion that Democrats must be living in a lovely dream waiting for the November elections ("Women will remember in November," March 12). True, some Republican presidential hopefuls have come down with foot in mouth disease, and there seems to be no shortage of eyebrow raising sound bites coming from the endless parade of televised debates. However, it's not the gaffes or the "I shouldn't have said that" moments that are making Democrats salivate for the coming elections but the realization that once again, the women's vote will lock onto a single issue and make it a major election point.
NEWS
August 18, 2003
Baltimore City candidates will discuss questions from the public during debates presented by the League of Women Voters. Western High School at Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane will serve as host for the City Council president and mayoral debates Wednesday and Aug. 27, respectively. The debates will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Other council debates will be held from Thursday to Sept. 4. Information: 410-377-7738.
NEWS
October 30, 1994
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that works to promote political reponsibility through the informed and active participation of citizens in their governemnt. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.The candidates' answers appear as submitted in reponse to a nonpartisan questionnaire. If answers exceeded the specified word limitation, the additional words were cut where practical, or at the end of the candidate's statement. All candidates were asked the same questions as other candidates running for the same office.
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By Kara Eide and Kara Eide,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2003
A group of Anne Arundel County women is forming a League of Women Voters chapter, a year after the last one disbanded because of a lack of leadership. The impetus for the new group comes from eight residents of the new BayWoods of Annapolis retirement community. Many of them moved there from other states where they were active in the league at the local level. "It's a case of a few folks saying, `Gee, why don't we?' and so we did," said Anne Nelson, a former Cornell University faculty member who is vice president of the new Anne Arundel league.
NEWS
March 27, 2014
It is time to decriminalize marijuana in Maryland ( "Senate panel advances new medical marijuana plan," March 25). Possession of under 10 grams of marijuana should not put a person in jail and give them a criminal record that can dog them the rest of their lives. The League of Women Voters of Maryland supports the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana, making it a civil offense that would result in a fine. It is in the state's economic interest to decriminalize marijuana as prosecution and incarceration of minor offenders is a multimillion dollar expense for Maryland.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted unanimously Thursday to endorse creation of a "hybrid" board consisting of seven elected and four appointed members, plus a student, starting in 2018. Supporters of the change have overcome objections by the county executive and believe they have also won over a committee chairwoman who had previously blocked the legislation.
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | January 7, 2014
As of Wednesday at noon, Maryland's General Assembly is back in session for the new year. On Saturday, Howard County voters got a chance to ask their questions about the 2014 session at a legislative luncheon hosted by the county's chapter of the League of Women Voters. As of Wednesday at noon, Maryland's General Assembly is back in session for the new year. On Saturday, Howard County voters got a chance to ask their questions about the 2014 session at a legislative luncheon hosted by the county's chapter of the League of Women Voters.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
Mary B. "Wesi" Price, a social worker who helped establish the social work department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Saturday of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was 88. She was born Mary Louise Baldwin into a prominent Baltimore County political family. Her father, H. Streett Baldwin, entered politics in 1928, "spurred by his disgust at the anti-Catholic venom directed against presidential candidate Al Smith," said Mrs. Price's daughter Barbara Percival of Washington.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | December 2, 2013
One of the best features of our quadrennial presidential campaigns is the series of debates between the major party nominees, plus another between their running mates. Voters tune in by the millions and get a better look at them than they might at any number of staged political events, whether run by the parties or by news-media sponsors. On the theory that if it's not broken, don't fix it, for the last six cycles the debates have been organized and conducted by a bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
Annapolis voters can question mayoral candidates Josh Cohen and Mike Pantelides at a forum Wednesday. The League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County will sponsor a mayoral forum at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road. Cohen and Pantelides are expected to discuss their issues and field questions from the audience. Cohen, a Democrat, is seeking a second term as mayor of Annapolis. Pantelides, running for office for the first time, defeated two other candidates to win the Republican nomination.
NEWS
October 4, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 6 First Sunday Arts Festival The season's final outdoor event being held from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining. Among the performers are the Basement Band, Children's Theatre of Annapolis and the Annapolis Dixieland Band. Free. Information: 410-741-3267. Monday, Oct. 7 Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis.
NEWS
September 27, 2013
Pressed flowers The Meade Area Garden Club will hold a class on the art of pressed flowers from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Jessup Community Hall, 2920 Jessup Road. Barbara Hallman will lead the class and participants will create their own items. Cost is $20 per person, reservations required. For reservations and more information, call Lois Stephenson at 410-740-8024. Mayoral forum The League of Women Voters will host a candidates forum for mayor of Annapolis from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis.
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