About the LWV

Democratic convention 1920

Democratic convention 1920 Seated: (left) Miss Dortch of Tennessee, 1st Director from 3rd region who resigned during year (right) Mrs. Richard Edwards. Standing: (left to right) Miss Mary McDowell of Chicago, Miss Adah Bush of Indiana Mrs. Patty Jacobs, Mrs. Maud Wood Park, Mrs. Simmons of Portland, Oregon, 1st Director of 7th Region, Mrs. James Paige of Minneapolis. (Photo credit http://library.lwv.org/node/427)

The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.  We operate at national, state and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.

Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. We do this at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy. Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all citizens.

For much more about the League of Women Voters of the U.S., please visit their site.

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