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The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri is a non-partisan political organization dedicated to active citizen participation in democracy. One of the most trusted and respected organizations in our community, the League is a force for change, shaping the important issues that keep our communities strong.

We are a grassroots organization working to make democracy work. We work to influence policy through education and advocacy.  As the League of Women Voters approach our 100th anniversary, we have adopted the slogan:  Creating a more perfect democracy.    Join us in making this happen! 

Thanks to everyone who voted on November 6.  Missouri had a record turnout for a midterm election.  The results of the election can be seen  at the Missouri Secretary of State website: http://https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections


Coming League Events and Programs

Dr. Robert Hamblin to speak at our next meeting - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dr. Robert Hamblin, Professor Emeritus of English at Southeast Missouri State University, will speak at the next League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri meeting.  It will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m., at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

Dr. Hamblin’s topic is his book, Leaving Here, a gay rights novel set in a small Missouri town in 1994-1995.  Dr. Hamblin’s lecture is open to the public.

The novel tells the story of the mob violence and persecution directed against the Sylvan Sisters, a colony of lesbians and abused women. Coming to the aid of the women is a wealthy but depressed St. Louis lawyer who sets out one morning to commit suicide but winds up seeking purpose and redemption in his efforts to assist the women. The novel dramatizes the social conditions that propelled the Gay Rights and Me Too movements.

The founding director of Southeast’s Center for Faulkner Studies, Hamblin is the author or editor of 33 previous books, including 20 scholarly volumes, six books of poems, four biographies, and three personal or family memoirs, as well as a number of short stories. Leaving Here is his first novel.

Hamblin self-published the book using the CreateSpace platform on the Amazon website. The book is available online through amazon.com or at local bookstores.


Recent League Events and Programs

National Voter Registration Day was Tuesday, September 25th, 2018!  The LWVSEMO worked with the Cape County Clerk's office to register new voters on the SEMO campus.  In addition, we provided information for absentee voting to those students registered elsewhere.  Thanks to our volunteers for making this happen.

Thanks to all who attended our event at the Carriage House of the Glenn House, 325 S. Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau.   Jan Miller gave an excellent presentation of the history of suffrage and the upcoming 100th anniversary of the League and the 19th amendment.  Welcome to new member Chris Dickman.

 Thank you to the candidates and speakers who participated in the Voters’ Forum that was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  The election was held on August 7, 2018.  For more information, please see the Cape Girardeau County Clerk webpage:  http://www.capecountyelections.com/

 

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Voter Information 

How do I register to vote in MO?    You can register to vote online at the MO secretary of State website : https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register  .  You can register in person at any of the sites in the link below:  http://www.capecountyelections.com/voting-information/voter-registration/        For help in registering call the County Clerk's Office at 573-243-3547.

 


 
 
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