We make voting easier through varied voter education programs.
The League of Women Voters conducts voter service and citizen education activities. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit public policy educational organization, which:
- Builds citizen participation in the democratic process.
- Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.
- Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations made to the Metro League are tax deductibe. Dues, however, are not tax deductible.
Voter Registration Activities
There are 3 types of voter registration activities for which we always need volunteers. If you want to volunteer, please contact Christi Gerken by calling 402-740-0198 or emailing clger453 [at] yahoo.com
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- U.S. Courthouse Naturalization Ceremonies, 123 E. Walnut, Des Moines. The courthouse entrance faces the "back side" of the Embassy Suites. If you are volunteering, arrive by 10:45 AM in Room 245. The ceremony begins at 11 AM. Upcoming dates:
Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020 - no LWV participation due to COVID-19 concerns
Friday, April 10, 2020 - no LWV participation due to COVID-19 concerns
Friday, May 1, 2020 - no LWV participation due to COVID-19 concerns
Friday, June 12, 2020 - no LWV participation due to COVID-19 concerns
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - at Iowa Cubs, Principal Stadium 1 Line Drive, DM
Friday, Aug.14, 2020 - no LWV participation due to COVID-19 concerns
Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 - no LWV participation due to COVID-19 concerns
Friday, Oct. 2, 2020
Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
Friday, Dec. 11, 2020
2. Neal Smith Federal Building Naturalization Ceremonies, 210 Walnut, Des Moines. There is a parking garage just south of the Federal building - enter through the skywalk entrance. The ceremonies are conducted by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). Until notified restrictions have changed - Naturalization ceremonies are not open to LWV voter registration due to COVID-19 concerns.
3. At other Events - The "Voter Mobile" will be travelling Des Moines on Saturdays from August 8 to October 10. Watch for more information - specific locations to be announced.
Celebration at Artisan Gallery 218 in Valley Junction -the completion of 19 Suffragist portraits by Mary Kline Misol - can be viewed now through the end of the year 2020.