John Lewis

In recognition and remembrance of the fight John Lewis led from the 1960s through his death in 2020 the League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area will host a candle lighting memorial for him on Saturday at Rotary Square in downtown Ripon.

It will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a prayer, light candles and perhaps sing a song or two.

Please join the League of Women Voters of the Ripon area for a candlelight vigil on the 1st Anniversary of the passing of John Lewis.

This is the "Good Trouble Tribute." Lewis was the architect of "Good Trouble."

Leagues from around Wisconsin will remember Representative Lewis for his principled fight to expand voting rights to all registered United States citizens.

His message is the same as the League of Women Voters to have educated voters and welcome all United States citizens to exercise their right to vote.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League was founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt who was born in Ripon, Wisconsin.

For more information on local the League of Women Voters of the Ripon area please visit our Facebook page, email lwvriponarea@gmail.com or call Ellen Sorensen at 920-960-3397.

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Sallie Helmer

The League of Women voters hosting Democrat Representative John Lewis’s one year after his death memorial in Ripon's Rotary Square is all about going back to the past and trying to keep racism alive. Democrats want to keep racism alive to claim Voter ID laws will restrict voting to minorities.

The Democrat-controlled House passed H.R. 1, a bill that will enshrine corrupt election processes into law. No Republicans voted for the dangerous bill and only one Democrat voted against it.

Ted Cruz is sending chilling warnings about the H.R. 1 bill. He legitimately called S.1 the “single most dangerous piece of legislation we’ve seen in decades.”

It throws out state election laws and puts the Federal government in charge.

This bill eliminates countless state election integrity laws, including Texas’ and other states’ voter ID laws, and replaces them with a set of new laws negotiated by Democrat operatives and radical left-wing activists. Democrats are furious that, last fall, Republicans won control of legislatures across the country, so now they’re trying to use control of the federal government to eliminate states’ common-sense election laws.

The bill mandates registering nearly everyone in the country to vote, regardless of their eligibility, prevents states from maintaining the integrity of their voting rolls or removing dead people, and requires that felons be allowed to vote. It will effectively repeal state and local election laws put in place by the people through their representatives and allow for potentially millions of felons, non-citizens, or illegal immigrants to decide who runs our federal government.

The communistic House bill includes:

Internet-only registration with electronic signature submission. In other words, no voter ID.

Nationwide ‘Motor Voter’ registration. If you get a driver’s license, you are automatically registered to vote.

16-year-olds required to be registered to vote. Children voting is a big plus for Democrats.

Nationwide same-day registration.

Grants ($25M) for using minors in election activities. [brainwashing]

Prohibiting attempts to clean voter rolls of non-residents.

Murderers and rapists can vote.

Mandatory early voting.

Banning voter ID

Roadwork for DC statehood and territory statehood.

It gives federal workers [union people, mostly Democrats] SIX DAYS of paid vacation to work the polls.

The bill provides stiff penalties for anyone who ‘harasses’ poll workers and government administrators. Questioning election results can be prosecuted under a broad definition of what constitutes harassment.

Democrats are using blacks and illegal immigrants to push their Marxist radical policies.

Sallie Helmer

margaret klapperich

MS Hellmer: Please list the sources you use for the information you cite in your letter. I would be interested in reading them. Thank You Margaret Klapperich

Sallie Helmer

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2021/06/22/hr-1-fails-n2591345

https://www.independentsentinel.com/ted-cruzs-chilling-warning-about-the-devastating-s-1-bill-hr1/

Sallie Helmer

I hope this helps to inform you about what is in H.R.1 called For the peoples act.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2021/06/22/hr-1-fails-n2591345

https://www.independentsentinel.com/ted-cruzs-chilling-warning-about-the-devastating-s-1-bill-hr1/

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