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League can play politics

Dear Editor,

This morning (Oct. 8) I read the front page article “League of Women Voters celebrates 100 years.” Reading the glowing article about what the League stands for, I decided to check for more information on the organization. I “Googled” LWV and up came Wikipedia. The following information enclosed are not my words, but Wikipedia’s words.

“The League of Women Voters is officially nonpartisan — it neither supports nor opposes candidates or parties,” the Wikipedia post states. “However, it does support a variety of progressive public policy positions, including campaign finance reform, universal health care, abortion rights, climate change and environmental regulation and gun control. …

“LWV supports the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Kyoto Protocol. LWV opposes the proposed Keystone Pipeline project. …

“The League supports the abolition of the death penalty.”

Every citizen has the right to belong to any organization. I don’t criticize the members but the article gave a one-sided view of an organization that is politically active. That is not supplying readers with a clear understanding of this organization.

Charles Stover,

Warren

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