About LWVO

 

Mission

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.  more

League members in 1920 teaching citizenship to newly enfranchised women

League members hold citizenship classes for newly enfranchised women, 1920s.

History

In 1920, just six months before the U.S. Constitution was amended to give women the right to vote, the National Woman Suffrage Association's president, Carrie Chapman Catt, proposed the creation of the League of Women Voters. more

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