Democracy in Action
Who We Are. What We Do. See the origins of our organization in a great video on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.
We are also incredibly proud that now one of our members--Chris Carson--has been elected as President of the League of Women Voters of the United States! You can view her inaugural address at the 2016 Convention on YouTube.
We are the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank
We are an organization of women and men who are doing the hands-on work to safeguard democracy in our community. We are a diverse, nonpartisan political group with a longstanding tradition of educating voters.
We educate our members and the community on issues.
We advocate on issues in order to keep our community strong, safe and fair.
We empower people to have a say in the community's future. We believe that every voice, every vote can make a difference.
If you are interested in learning more about your community; using your skills to do hands on work to make our community healthier and stronger, and to strengthen democracy in our country then join us.
How I Found the League:
Personal Stories of Our Members
My mother's death in 2001 devastated me emotionally, especially considering that my father died in 2000 and my sister-in-law in 1999. A co-worker suggested that a way to get out of the depression is to be involved and invited me to a League meeting. At that meeting, I was introduced to the President of the Glendale/Burbank League. I attended a meeting, put in my application and the next thing I know I was a Board member. The League is a sure cure for my blues. Cheaper and more fun than a therapist.
In 1998 or 1999, I was volunteering for the Oaks Project on ballot initiative reform. We went to Sacramento to testify on this important issue before a committee. Also testifying were Ann and Judy for the California State League of Women Voters. I was so impressed by their testimony, and by the clearly evidenced respect for them by the state legislators on the committee that I looked up the League when I returned home to Glendale and joined immediately. To this day I believe firmly that the League is the most important and effective organization fighting for democracy, democratic principles and what is right for our country. In all my contacts with League members, I have been so impressed by the intelligence, dedication, and fairness of this group - the women get together and cooperate their way to just decisions.
A number of years ago I was working for the Burbank School District and one of our administrators was a candidate for Glendale City Council. When I heard that there was going to be a candidates forum in Glendale, I went to the Library auditorium to see what he had to say. At that time candidates forums were not televised and the room was packed. I stood at the back next to a very attractive, well dressed, woman who answered my questions and told me a bit about the League of Women Voters. I thought, "Well, this is great; I should join this organization!" Much later I realized that the nice lady was a League Member. In my opinion, Voter Service is the best thing that LWV does and it has been my main interest for many years.
When I was getting ready to vote in the first federal election after I was transferred from California to Georgia, I realized that the information that I was used to having about the issues and candidates on the ballot just wasn't there. My neighbors didn't seem to know what I was talking about, so I called my county government office and asked them for help. I was told that the County didn't do that sort of thing, but if anything were available it would be from the League of Women Voters, So one call to the number in my local phone book not only solved my immediate problem, but turned out to be a life-changing event.Not only have I been a better-informed voter in all succeeding elections, but I have learned so much from studies of issues ranging from the format of the United Nations to specifics of local election procedures in the Glendale/Burbank area.To say nothing of the the League friends I have made while registering voters, attending meetings at local, state and national LWV events and just plain having fun, who continue to enrich my life.