In late June, the League of Women Voters of the United States elected Dr. Deborah Ann Turner to serve as the 20th president of its national board of directors.
A League member for more than a decade, Dr. Turner spent the last four years on the board as chair of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Originally from Iowa, she now calls Omaha, Nebraska home.
“Deborah Turner’s commitment to advancing voting rights and her dedication to democracy reform make her the right leader for our national board of directors,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters. “As a medical doctor and an attorney, Deborah’s experience and vision will shape our work for the next two years. The League is preparing for the election of our lifetime and our membership is fortunate to have such an accomplished woman directing our focus.”
Addressing more than two thousand members participating virtually in the League’s 54th National Convention held June 25-27, 2020, Dr. Turner said, “I see my role as president as a tremendous honor, an important opportunity, and a great responsibility. The League is at the intersection of democracy, social justice, and civil rights, and it is through that lens that we seek to advance voting rights in this country.”