League of Women Voters

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League of Women Voters
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President:Elisabeth MacNamara
Year created:1920
Website:http://www.lwv.org/
The League of Women Voters is a political grassroots organization with chapters in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The LWV has approximately 150,000 members (as of 2006).

The LWV is nonpartisan, meaning it does not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties at any level of government.

According to the organization, "The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."[1]

History

Carrie Chapman Catt founded the LWV in 1920 at the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The League started as a way to get women involved in politics and use their newly granted right to vote responsibly. It has always been nonpartisan and encourages policy advocacy.[2]

Leadership

Issues

The League of Women Voters lists their issues on their website. The following is an abbreviated list:[4]

  • Protecting and engaging voters
  • Reforming money in politics
  • Defending the environment
  • Gun safety
  • Improving government
  • Reforming immigration
  • Global democracy
  • Advancing healthcare
  • Fixing fiscal policy

The following is a list of measures the League of Women Voters took a stance on:

Recent news

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