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Dayton League Of Women Voters Dumps DDN — Refuses To Compromise Non-Partisan Principles

The Dayton League of Women Voters has ended a 40 year relationship with The Dayton Daily News.

Jo Columbro, President of the Dayton League, in a press release says this year the League will not distribute the Voters’ Guide in the DDN, because, for the first time, the newspaper insisted that it would publish the Guide, “only if it could include paid political ads on issues and candidates.” The League refused to compromise its non-partisan principles by allowing such ads in its Voters’ Guide.

This year, rather than the DDN, the Voters’ Guide will be published in the October 18th edition of The Dayton City Paper, a free paper distributed every Tuesday. After that date, the Voters’ Guide will also be available on line at the the web-site for the Dayton League of Women Voters and the web-site for The Dayton City Paper. Readers can also “Subscribe to the Guide,” a new subscription program that guarantees subscribers a doorstep delivery of the Voters GuideTM for both this year and 2012 presidential election. Those interested in a subscription should contact the League office at 228-4041 or email league@lwvdayton.org.

On Wednesday, October 19, the League is inviting all citizens to an event at Stivers School of the Arts, at 6:30 PM, to distribute the Guide and to give voters a chance to meet all area candidates.

The League is working with DATV to produce “Meet the Candidates” video taped programs. So far, seven such programs are available to watch on the DATV web-site.

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