Sussex County, Delaware

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members of the 19th Amendment Celebration Committee

19th Amendment Committee members

Members of the 19th Amendment Celebration Planning Committee pose in their sashes.  Check out their website page for information on the many events that they have planned.  

19th Amendment Celebration Planning Committee webpage
speakers for the forum on Funding of Public Education, pt 2

LWVSC holds second forum on the funding of public education in DE

Speakers for the second forum:  Neil Kirschling of the Rodel Foundation, Richard Morse of the Community Legal Aid Society, and Mark Steele of Indian River School District.

click for article on the forum
students at DTCC register to vote

LWVSC registers new voters on National Voter Registration Day

The LWVSC held a voter registration event at Del Tech Georgetown, registering 60 new voters.

Gwen Miller, new president of the LWVSCDE

new LWVSC president

Gwendolyn Miller, newly elected president of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, helped man a voter registration table for the League at the Juneteenth Celebration in Georgetown on June 15th.

Carol Jones & Sue Claire Harper

LWVDE Co-Presidents

On June 1, 2019, two Sussex League members, Carol Jones and Sue Claire Harper, were elected co-Presidents of the League of Women Voters of Delaware.

photo of attendees at National Popular Vote panel discussion

LWVSC holds National Popular Vote panel discussion

The League of Women Voters along with the ACLU and Common Cause of Delaware held a panel discussion on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact at Sussex County Council Chambers on 3/3/19. UPDATE:  The Delaware Legislature passed the NPV bill on 3/14/19. 

photo of audience for Clean Drinking Water forum

Clean Drinking Water forum

The Environment and Natural Resources Committee of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County held two forums and an Expo on the issue of clean drinking water in Sussex County, Delaware.  See their website page for links to local environmental groups, issues, and events.  

Environment & Natural Resources Committee

Sussex County, Delaware

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County, Delaware (LWVSCDE) is a nonpartisan educational organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of Sussex County, Delaware is NOT for women only.

Due to Federal and State restrictions related to the COVID19 coronavirus, all league sponsored public activities are currently postponed.  Once restrictions are eased, please check back for information on rescheduled events.

Image-word cloud-on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Join your League members for this research-based, interactive, and dynamic series on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion! The LWVDE is launching the new empowerment program for League members in all three counties. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness Program is a series of workshops. Click on "Read More" for the details and the link to sign up now.

LWVNCC Hot Topic presentation on Offshore Wind

The LWVNCC will host a Zoom presentation and discussion on: Offshore Wind Potential for Delaware on July 27th at 11:30am. The public is invited. Please "Read more" for the link to register.

Vote by Mail

Action Alerts

7/1/20 UPDATE: HB-346 was passed by the Senate on 6/25 and has now been signed by the Governor. Thanks for your help in getting this important piece of legislation passed. It allows for mail-in voting due to Covid-19 for 2020 elections.

chalkboard and apple

This article in the Coastal Press provides information about the upcoming Indian River School District school board elections and how to apply for an absentee ballot.

Delaware Elections Update

The League of Women Voters of New Castle County hosted a web conference with the Delaware Election Commissioner, Anthony Albence, on election changes due to Covid-19. The webinar and key take-aways can be viewed by clicking on "Read more."

Logo of the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the United States issued a statement in reference to the murder of George Floyd. Please click on "Read more" to access it.

League of Women Voters of Sussex County, DE
Press Mention

A letter to the editor on the need for improved buffer zone ordinances for wetlands and waterways was submitted by Gwendolyn Miller, president of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County. It appeared in the Cape Gazette on 4/24/20. Please "Read more" to read the letter.

Florida's Natural Resources

Action Alerts

The LWVSC is asking members to voice their support for a new Wetlands and Buffer ordinance that will increase current buffer zones in order to better protect our water, offset erosion, better control flooding, and remove carbon from the air. Read more for the details and scroll to the bottom for whom to contact.