Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity of people and perspectives. Equity in Policy and Practice.  Inclusion of all  voices and visions.

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LWVUS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.


We, as an organization, acknowledge

our own difficult history with racism

while we embrace our future,

where DEI will become part of our DNA.

Dr. Deborah Turner, LWVUS President, Address at the 2020 National Convention 

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DEI and Anti-Racism Resources


How We Can Foster Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the League, June 2020

Race: Can We Talk?
Former LWVMN Co-President Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen, INTER-RACE Institute, Augsburg University
LWV Mpls Civic Buzz, October 4, 2016

Other Resources


Transformative Circle Bystander Intervention Training, July 2020


The League will continue to fight for the nonpartisan, anti-racism issues and policies we have worked to advance for a century. We will work to elevate more diverse voices from within our membership and our communities.  

- Virgina Kase, CEO LWVUS, 2021Remaining Nonpartisan in Hyper-partisan Times

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