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Latest News on the League of Women Voters of Linn County

Woman Suffragist of the Month Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women

Catt devoted most of her life to the expansion of women’s rights nationwide and around the world and is recognized as one of the key leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement. Her political strategies and organizational skills led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 100 years ago on August 18, 1920. (Source PBS)

Please watch her story and her role the women’s suffrage movement here http://www.iowapbs.org/catt

​Thank you to PBS.com for composing amazing stories about our history on women suffragists. 

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Locate Your Linn County Caucus Location by Clicking

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100 years after the 19th Amendment women still have yet to achieve.

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Article written by Lyz Lenz, The Gazette, 1/24/2020

Marion, Iowa: At-large City Council Candidate Forum - Watch Here

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Organized by the Linn County League of Women Voters.

Marion City Council (Ward 3) Candidates' Forum - Watch Here

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Organized by the Linn County League of Women Voters.

Mayoral candidates for Marion, IA, Face Off - Watch Here

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Organized by the Linn County League of Women Voters.

Linn County League fans out to sign up voters. - Read Here

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Organizers mark National Voter Registration Day!

BYLAWS 2019 - The League of Women Voters Linn County
To access the Bylaws - Click Here

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BYLAWS 2019 - The League of Women Voters Linn County
To access the Survey - Click Here

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For more information please visit: http://www.linncounty.org/157/Election-Services

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Find Your Candidates

The 2018 Elections are almost here, and The Gazette has curated responses from more than 50 candidates across Eastern Iowa.
You can either enter your home address and it will find
candidates for you, or you can browse all candidate responses.
CLICK HERE to find out more.

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Women's March to the Polls: Kicking off the First Day for Early Voting. Watch Video Here
Video created by Neighborhood Network News, 10/08/18

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Candidate Forum: Linn County (Iowa) Treasurer

Sharon Gonzalez (D, Incumbent) and Denise Sotelo Westerhoff (R), candidates for County Treasurer. Forum organized by the
Linn County (Iowa) League of Women Voters. Watch Video Here

Video created by Neighborhood Network News, 10/02/18

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Forum: Linn County Board of Supervisors, District 3

Candidates are Brent Oleson (D) and John Harris (R), both incumbents on the Linn County Board of Supervisors, are running for one of three positions. Forum organized by the Linn County (Iowa) League of Women Voters. 10/02/18 Watch Video Here

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Forum: Linn County Board of Supervisors, District 2

Candidates Ben Rogers (D) incumbent, and Joel Miller (I), running for one of three positions. Miller is currently Linn County Auditor. The forum was organized by the Linn County League of Women Voters. 10/02/18 Watch Video Here

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Forum: Iowa House District 69

Candidates are Kristen Running-Marquardt (D) and Joshua Henderson (N). Forum organized by the Linn County League of Women Voters. 10/11/18 Watch Video Here

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Forum: Iowa House, District 68

Candidates are Randy Ray (R) and Molly Donahue (D).
Forum organized by the Linn County League of Women Voters. 10/15/18 Watch Video Here

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National Voter Registration Day September 25th

Join us at these confirmed sites:

  1. Oakland Road Hy-Vee, 11:00–2:30 pm
  2. Marion Hy-Vee, 11:00–2:30 pm
  3. Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee, 3:00 pm
  4. Downtown YMCA, 3:30–6:00 pm
  5. Stoney Point YMCA, 4:00–6:30 pm
  6. Marion YMCA, 9:00–11:00 am
  7. Terrace Glen, 10:00 am
  8. CR Ground Transportation Center, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  9. Eastern Iowa Health Center, 1201 3rd Ave., 3:30–5:30 pm
  10. Raygun,11:30–1:30 pm
  11. Downtown Library, 3:30–6:00 pm
  12. Hiawatha Library

National Voter Registration Day September 25th

Join us at these confirmed sites:

  1. Oakland Road Hy-Vee, 11:00–2:30 pm
  2. Marion Hy-Vee,
    11:00–2:30 pm
  3. Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee,
    3:00 pm
  4. Downtown YMCA,
    3:30–6:00 pm
  5. Stoney Point YMCA,
    4:00–6:30 pm
  6. Marion YMCA,
    9:00–11:00 am
  7. Terrace Glen, 10:00 am
  8. CR Ground Transportation Center, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  9. Eastern Iowa Health Center, 1201 3rd Ave., 3:30–5:30 pm
  10. Raygun,11:30–1:30 pm
  11. Downtown Library,
    3:30–6:00 pm
  12. Hiawatha Library
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Forum: State Senate District 33

Candidates Edward Bernie Hayes (R) & Rob Hogg (D), incumbent. Forum organized by the Linn County League of Women Voters. 10/09/18 Watch Video Here
Election Information regarding Satellite Voting Sites go to the Linn County Auditor’s Webpage: www.linncounty.org/157

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Forum: Iowa House District 65

Liz Bennett (D, Incumbent) and George Olmstead (R) respond to question from an audience. Forum organized by the Linn County League of Women Voters. 10/22/18 Watch Video Here

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Record-setting attendance at both the State of the City Marion and at the Cedar Rapids Luncheon.

Watch the State of the City, Cedar Rapids: CLICK HERE

Provided by Neighborhood Network News

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League members attend and provide voter registration forms at all Naturalization Ceremonies.