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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

1. Vote NO on Amendment #1 to the Tennessee Constitution "Shall Article 1, of the Tennessee Constitution be amended by adding the following language as a new appropriately designated section: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother."

2. Vote YES on Amendment #2 to the Tennessee Constitution "Shall Article VI, Section 3 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting the first and second sentences and by substituting instead the following:

"Judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court shall be appointed for a full term or to fill a vacancy by and at the discretion of the governor; shall be confirmed by the Legislature; and thereafter, shall be elected in a retention election by the qualified voters of the state. Confirmation by default occurs if the Legislature fails to reject an appointee within sixty calendar days of either the date of appointment, if made during the annual legislative session, or the convening date of the next annual legislative session, if made out of session. The Legislature is authorized to prescribe such provisions as may be necessary to carry out Sections two and three of this article."

3. Vote NO on Amendment #3 to the Tennessee Constitution "Shall Article II, Section 28 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following sentence at the end of the final substantive paragraph within the section:

"Notwithstanding the authority to tax privileges or any other authority set forth in this Constitution, the Legislature shall not levy, authorize or otherwise permit any state or local tax upon payroll or earned personal income or any state or local tax measured by payroll or earned personal income; however, nothing contained herein shall be construed as prohibiting any tax in effect on January 1, 2011, or adjustment of the rate of such tax."

4. Amendment #4 to the Tennessee Constitution: The League of Women Voters of Tennessee does not have a position on this amendment. "Shall Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting the following language:

"All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) organization located in this state, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code or as may be amended from time to time.

"and by substituting instead the following language:

"All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(19) organization, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code, located in this state."


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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF TENNESSEE SPRING COUNCIL
was held Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Oak Ridge, TN
Agenda See the article in the Tennessee Voter


The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), is partnering with LWVTN and a few other state Leagues in key states, as well as other organizations throughout the country, in connection with its new voter education initiative on the courts and election of judges. The project is called NAWJ Informed Voters--Fair Judges Project. This film, Fair and Free features former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and will stream online January 15th.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political candidate or party.

Established in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a highly respected organization that researches issues from many points of view and takes action on issues affecting our families and communities. Our members are men and women who want to make a difference. For your community: * Improving the quality of education

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