Visit the LWV of Alabama website for great information about Voter Registration, Voting and More

Online Voter Registration in Alabama is here (Citizens must meet certain requirements and must have a valid Alabama Driver's License or valid Alabama Non-Driver's ID Card)


LWVEA Awarded Education Grant to Continue Youth Voter Registration Efforts in Lee and Macon Counties; Partnering with Auburn University's Chapter of the SPLC

We are so thrilled to announce that the League of Women Voters Education Fund has awarded LWVEA a pass-through grant to support our voter registration activities. This grant will fund our program to register high school seniors in Lee and Macon County this spring and early fall! We are excited to work with the AU Chapter of the Southern Poverty Law Center to double our efforts here in East Alabama. Read about us here!


Calendar of Events (Updated)

"One Voter, One Star" - The LWVEA has a goal of registering at least 1000 voters before November 2016. We have twenty American flags printed out and we add one star for every voter we help to register or update their address. We also develop and distribute citizen & voter educational materials. Click here to volunteer for a Voter Registration Event.

February 10 (Wednesday) - Annual Women's Studies Program Award Luncheon Featuring keynote speaker Rebecca Walker. Walker is the author and editor of several books, including the anthology To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism. She is also a co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages and supports young women's activism and leadership. This event is sponsored by Women's Studies and the Women's Leadership Institute. Seats for the luncheon are $25, or $200 for a table of 8 seats. To make a reservation for the luncheon, please fill out this form online: http://www.cla.auburn.edu/womensstudies/luncheon-form/

February 12 (Friday) - Lunchtime Talk with Kelly Dittmar of the Center for American Women in Politics (Registration Required) The Women's Leadership Institute is sponsoring this event from 11AM-1PM at Pebble Hill. Email Dr. Barbara Baker at barbara.baker@auburn.edu to reserve your spot (space is limited). Dr. Dittmar will share research from her book Navigating Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes and Strategies in Political Campaigns. The LWVEA is a co-sponsor of this event. Free and open to the public.

February 16 (Tuesday) - University Presidents Speak The Auburn Outreach/Tuskegee Auburn Women's Leadership Alliance Symposium will feature a Presidential Panel featuring four women university leaders. The event will be held at the AU Hotel and Dixon Conference Center beginning at 2PM followed by a networking reception from 3:30PM until 5PM. Both events are free and open to the public.

February 17 (Wednesday) - Extraordinary Women Lecture Featuring Dr. Mae Jemison The Women's Leadership Institute is sponsoring this lecture by Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. The event will be held at the AU Hotel and Dixon Conference Center beginning at 4PM. Free and open to all.

February 17 (Wed) - "Use Your Voice Tour 2016" Concert The LWV is partnering with musicians Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anais Mitchell on their "Use Your Voice Tour 2016". They are performing at the Opelika Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:30pm and LWVEA will be registering voters and handing out informational materials. Read Patty Griffin's important note about the "Use Your Voice Tour" and read more about the LWV's involvement with the tour. Contact President Kristen De La Fuente if you would like to attend this event.

March 6 (Sunday) - Screening of "Selma" at Auburn Public Library LWVEA is hosting a screening of the 2014 movie "Selma" at the City of Auburn Public Library at 3:00 pm. We will be registering voters and provide brochures and materials about voting in Alabama. This event is free and open to the public.

April 30 (Saturday) - Auburn CityFest The LWVEA will be on hand to register voters again at this year's CityFest at Kiesel Park.

May 14 (Saturday) - LWV of Alabama State Council Meeting The LWV of Alabama will hold its biennial Council meeting at the Unitarian Church in Montgomery from 9AM until 4PM. More details to follow.

Upcoming Voter Registration Events

February 5 (Friday) - Monarch Estates from 1:30-2:30PM

February 8 (Monday) - Azalea from 1-2PM

February 12 (Friday) - Lee County Justice Center from 8:30-2PM

February 15 (Monday) - Morningside at 2:30PM

February 17 (Wednesday) - Oak Park from 9:30-11AM

On-going - Area senior living and retirement communities The LWVEA will be visiting local senior living and retirement communities in the area. Updating addresses is an inportant part of our work

On-going - Local high school and university registration drives We are always looking for more events to add to our schedule. Let us know if you have an event where we can participate.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! We know your time is valuable. Voter registration events are a great way to give back to the community with very little time commitment from you. Email Kristen at president@lwv-eastalabama.org for more information on volunteer opportunities or if you have a suggestion for an event.


   Lilly Ledbetter, Women's Equality Day 2015

Lilly Ledbetter was the special guest of the LWVEA for Women's Equality Day 2015. Read more here.


New Alabama Voter Registration Forms are available. In order to have a positive voting experience, the first step is to register or update your registration if you have moved.


Read Charlotte Ward's remembrances of the LWV of East Alabama (originally known as the LWV of Auburn)


Guide To Your Government 2016 is here!

This guide has contact information for Auburn and Opelika city council members, Lee County commissioners, state legislators, members of Congress, as well as much more information. Once the file is opened, you will need to zoom in for easier viewing. Please let us know if the links for emails and websites do not work. Your representatives are waiting to hear from you!


LWV of Alabama State Convention held in Auburn, AL, May 2-3, 2015, hosted by LWV of East Alabama

A recap of this successful event can be found at http://convention2015.lwval.org/

First Annual Transparency in Government Award presented to former PSC Commissioner Terry Dunn


SATURDAY, April 25th, was Auburn CityFest and the LWVEA was there to register voters! We ended up registering 39 voters from Lee and Tallapoosa Counties! Our goal is to register/update 1000 voters before November 2016 and we are on our way!


Auburn City Council Candidate Forum held on August 12th

The League of Women Voters of East Alabama (LWVEA) and the O-A News hosted an Auburn City Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday, August 12, 2014in the Fellowship Hall of the Auburn First Baptist Church. The event began at 6PM and concluded at 8PM. Over 170 members of the community came out to see the candidates from Wards 1, 3, 5 and 6 answer questions submitted by citizens. The evening concluded with a Meet & Greet Session where audience members could talk one-on-one with the candidates. Check out the O-A News article and the evening news piece!


Photo Voter ID Law: Documents from the LWV of Alabama
Fact Sheet: What you need to know to get a Photo Voter ID Card
Examples of Identity Documents
Here is a copy of the booklet from the Alabama Secretary of State that outlines the new photo ID law.


2016 Guide to Your Government
This is our comprehensive guide to contact information for local, state and federal governments.


Legislative Forum for Lee County Delegates held on January 27th
About 60 people attended the LWVEA Legislative Forum held on Monday, January 27th, in the Auburn City Council Chambers. LWVEA League member Ms. Barbara Patton moderated the two-hour forum. Delegates who participated were Speaker Mike Hubbard, Sen. Billy Beasley, Sen. Gerald Dial, Rep. Mark Tuggle and Rep. Pebblin Warren. Questions were prepared by League members and were also submitted by audience members. The panel was asked about 15 questions ranging from the Alabama Accountability Act and public schools to midwifery and a spay/neuter bill. Other topics included Common Core, Payday Loan Reform, Medicaid, Tutweiler Prison, Open Meetings Law and Constitutional Reform. 

Here is a link to the article as well as an editorial in the O-A News.


Past LWVEA Voters:  

January 2015

September 2014    August 2014

March 2014       February 2014
January 2014   November 2013
October 2013   September 2013  
August 2013    July 2013


 Tailgate @ the Library
 
The LWVEA is all set to register voters at the Draughon Library on the Auburn campus! This looks GREAT!!!
 
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Photo Voter ID Law - Update
The Alabama Secretary of State (SoS) has issued the final rules for the Photo Voter ID Law. The LWVEA is pleased with the response by the SoS and his colleagues as most of the concerns put forth by the League were addressed. The final document may be found on the Secretary of State's website. The first time photo ID will be required is in June 2014.

We Need Your Help!
The LWVEA now has active Facebook and Twitter accounts that already have posts and tweets. We need you to go to these sites and "Like" or "Follow" the LWVEA to increase our public presence and to join in the dialogue.

We also need suggestions of who/what to follow.  The LWVEA is already following several news outlets, local politicians and other Leagues but we can always add more! Send a message to 
@lwveastal to make suggestions.

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