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League of Women Voters Hilton Head

Making Democracy Work in Hilton Head and Bluffton

Our diverse, active members reach out to voters.

League officers Williams, Kinne-Shulman, Law, Montgomery

The League: empowering Lowcountry citizens since 1983

Outgoing officers congratulate newly elected 2019-20 leaders Trish Felton-Montgomery, President (far right), and Joan Kinne-Shulman, Vice President/Programs (center left). 

Ahmad Ward, keynote speaker at the League's December luncheon

We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

Ahmad Ward, Mitchelville Project's Executive Director, echoes Sojourner Truth in championing women's activism at the League's December luncheon. 

One of a series of nonpartisan candidate forums sponsored by LWVHHI-BA

League-sponsored candidate forums help inform voters

Just one of a series of League-sponsored candidate forums to inform and energize voters during the 2018-19 election season. 

League members promote VOTE411 at community events

The League promotes VOTE411 at community events.

Go to VOTE411.org, your one-stop hub for voting, election and non-partisan candidate/ballot information.  

School Funding Panel 2018

School funding is everyone's business!

A panel of experts in South Carolina school funding issues address the League.

March for Lives 2018

Community partnerships and support

Leaguers join community organizations to advocate for sensible gun legislation. 

League Holiday Luncheon 2017

Real vs. Fake News: How Can You Tell?

League luncheons and socials inform, inspire, and energize members and guests. 

Bromley w gerrymandering bumper sticker

South Carolina redistricting reform

The League's Redistricting Subcommittee advocates for a South Carolina Redistricting Commission with criteria that protects the interests of all citizens and does not allow protection of incumbents or parties. 

Redistricting Reform
Campbell Chapel Conversations on Race

Community conversations about race relations

"Creating the Beloved Community," one in the League's series of community conversations about race relations, voter rights, and voter access.

Voter Registration spring 2018

Voter registration: an ongoing League priority

Increasing voter participation means registering tomorrow's voters at local high schools, colleges, and community events. 

Leaguers join community ML King parades

The League: a visible presence at community events

LWVHHI-BA members celebrate the life and legacy of ML King at community parades. 

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Area

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. 

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. 

Equal Means Equal. There are no more excuses.
Event Date: 
Aug 26 2019 - 5:00pm
Event location: 

USCB/Hilton Head Island

The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Area will kick off the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters of the United States on Women’s Equality Day with a viewing of the award-winning documentary film “Equal Means Equal.” Learn how you can support passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Join the waiting list and hear about future ERA events and efforts!

Event Date: 
Sep 11 2019 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Bluffton Public Library

Visitors are welcome.

Vote Nov. 5. Your voice matters. Don't be silent.

The League of Women Voters will be registering new voters, providing nonpartisan election information, and answering questions about voting this fall. Check our events page to find an event near you! 

Suffragettes Holding Voting Banner
Event Date: 
Oct 16 2019 - 3:00pm
Event location: 

USCB Hilton Head Island

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is presenting a new course this fall discussing the role of the League of Women Voters through the ages.

Barbara Fry, League ERA ratification coordinator
Press Mention

Pop quiz: What part of the U.S. Constitution guarantees equal rights for women?
Answer: None of it.
The Constitution does not prohibit discrimination against women.
Read why the time is now for South Carolina legislators to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

League officers Williams, Kinne-Shulman, Law, Montgomery

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Area elected at the League's May 15, 2019 Annual Meeting.

Press Mention

Many readers may not be aware that there is a revived movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Passage of H.3391 would make South Carolina the required 38th state to ratify the ERA and make it the law of the land. Now is the time to urge your state representative to join Weston Newton and support this bill in 2020.

Take Action graphic for HR1

Action Alerts

Take action to ban offshore drilling/seismic testing off South Carolina's coast. Support Beaufort County's Rural and Critical Lands Program. The "For the People Act" that passed the House of Representatives needs a Senate hearing. There are many areas of bipartisan agreement.

Multiple constituent contacts make a difference to Legislators. Contact your representative today in support of these time-sensitive issues.

SC Senator Davis speaks at March 31 League dialog
Press Mention

Great coverage of the League's position on redistricting in the Bluffton Today newspaper with quotes from State Sen. Davis in support of an Independent Redistricting Commission in South Carolina.


This was the first election season that the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area offered Vote411.org to the voting public.

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