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2020 LWVGY Womens Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Nominate a woman for the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown.

Thank you for your interest in nominating a phenomenal Mahoning Valley woman for consideration for induction into the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown's Women's Hall of Fame. A nominee's contributions should be of local importance and of enduring value. We ask that in addition to completing this form that a photo of the nominee be submitted to

Nominations and photos must be submitted no later than February 19, 2020 at 5:00pm. If both are not received by the deadline, we will not be able to consider the nominee for the 2020 Women's Hall of Fame.

For any questions concerning nominations, please email

Ohio Voter Activation Tour

Ohio Voter Activation Tour

Action Alert

School is out, but the Ohio legislature is still weakening public education.


A proposed budget amendment would move $50 Million away from wraparound services and wellness programs for low-income students in public schools to expand vouchers. Another amendment would remove the HB154 wording that ends the disastrous policy of taking away local control of school districts.

Call Governor DeWine (614-466-3555) and your State Senator. Look up your State Senator.


Support local governance of schools. Keep the HB154 language in the budget.
Use public funds to support public school children. Don't expand vouchers.
This is crunch time for the state budget. Please call today!

Action Alert

Action Alert

Protect the right to peaceful protest!

Act now to stop Ohio Senate Bill (SB) 250, which criminalizes the right to peaceful protest at oil and gas facilities in Ohio deemed "critical infrastructure projects". SB 250 also makes it illegal to fly aerial drones over such facilities. This legislation was drafted by "dirty energy" industries in reaction to protests against large pipeline projects, and is a copycat bill of others drafted by those same officials across the country.

Act now and let your elected officials know that you want to them vote NO on SB 250.

Talking points against SB 250 It will criminalize peaceful protest. The Ohio Revised Code already includes laws that criminalize the damage of private property. It hinders the work of undercover journalists and activists working to expose illegal activity. It would make industries feel safer in committing serious environmental crimes and endangering Ohio's land and water. Find your legislators contact information here and call them now!

Thank you,

LWVO Advocacy Team League of Women Voters of Ohio | 614-469-1505 |

October 9 Candidates Night

Cosponsored with Easter Seals of Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull Counties, the YWCA of the Mahoning Valley, LWV of Trumbull County, the Deltas, and AAUW.

Complete information available here.

State Senate candidates are invited to discuss job and vocational training, healthcare/Medicaid, accessibility issues and education.

Prior to the event, starting at 5:00 p.m., State Representative candidates will be will be available to meet.

National Voter Registration Day - September 25

We will be helping area residents register to vote. Go here for more information.

2018 Women's Hall of Fame

The 2018 Inductees to the LWVGY Women's Hall of Fame will be celebrated on March 20. Please make your Nomination by February 16 on the included form.

Education Committee Call to Action

From Education Committee Chair Barbara Brothers:

We need all League members to contact members of the Oho senate to ask that they veto SB85. Use the information from the Education Committee report. The consensus was that vouchers are not an effective and efficient way to meet our Constitutional obligations for public education. Facts about performance and cost are found in the report. There is also a list of effects upon Ohio's public schools.

The immediate problem is to stop SB85 from passing that would open up all districts to massive use of vouchers through upping the eligibility for "opportunity scholarships" (vouchers). The bill, which has been passed out of committee, would create the Opportunity Scholarship Program and establish scholarships worth up to $5,000 for elementary and $7,500 for high school tuition. Families whose household income is at or below 400 percent of the poverty level would be eligible for the scholarships. A family of four with an annual income of $98,400 would qualify for the scholarship program, if the legislation is approved.

Please note that support for this bill has been well organized beginning as early as late May: the first item on a Google search is a call by parochial schools to have parents contact members of the senate committee to support the bill. We are late and I apologize but we need to act. This effects us all as a drain on all our schools operating funds.

2018 Legislators Brunch

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Forum on Education

CAN PUBLIC EDUCATION SURVIVE? A FORUM ON EDUCATION FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 101 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503

The audience will explore:

  • The values and purposes of our public education system
  • Why Ohio and many other states created charter and voucher schools paid for out of public funds We will examine:
  • How students are funded who enroll in charters, use vouchers or choose open-enrollment
  • What sponsors are and their roles
  • The effects of the "reform" movement on our public education system and our children

Presented by the Education Committee of the League of Women Voters Greater Youngstown.

Pictures from the Mixer on September 25


Hall of Fame