Sussex County, Delaware

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Sue Claire Harper flies 19th Amendment flag while holding a can of Centennial Suds

Centennial Suds and Suffragist Flag

Sue Claire Harper, member of the Sussex County League of Women Voters and a board member of the State League, flies the 19 Amendment flag in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the amendment. She holds a can of Centennial Suds, the special-edition Dogfish Head beer brewed for the occasion.

Centennial Suds Celebration
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.

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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 State restrictions and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, all league sponsored public activities are postponed or are being conducted virtually when possible

League of Women Voters of Sussex County, DE

Action Alerts

LWVSC is asking its members and other concerned residents of Sussex County to voice their support for an amendment to the current Cluster Subdivision Ordinance that will extend its provisions to the Coastal Areas where they currently do not apply.

Press Mention

SDARJ will host a webinar, Hate Has No Home Here, on 11/21 at 1pm in response to displays of hate in the Cape community.

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Event Date: 
Dec 1 2020 - 4:30pm
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Via Zoom. Registration required

The LWVSC is presenting a Zoom presentation on Fair Housing, with guest speaker Domineque Scott, Housing and Outreach Coordinator at Pathways for Success, on 12/1 at 4:30. Registration is required.

Public Statement

The ACLU issued a press release announcing that a settlement had been reached in the education equity lawsuit. Please 'Read More' for a link to that document.

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The LWVSC Observer Corps delivered their annual Sunshine Report to the Sussex County Council. Please read more for the full content of that report.

The Equity Journey

A free social equity course, The Equity Journey, is being offered to league members by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. This no-cost offer has been extended until 2/15/21. This is an online training program to help Americans begin the conversation about social equity. Click on 'Read More' for details and the link to register.

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.