Wisconsin

Wisconsin

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots, political organization established in 1920 that advocates for informed and active participation in government. Our members are women and men who work to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through education and advocacy. 

The League neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. 

Are you looking to get involved? Join us to make democracy work in Wisconsin!

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Your support goes directly to the League's work to protect and defend our democracy. Together we ensure our elections are free, fair and accessible; protect our environment; and reduce the influence of money in our elections.

Collage of images taken at LWVWI's 2019 Issues Briefing event

One-hundred and seventy League members and friends gathered at LWVWI’s annual Issues Briefing on October 19 at the Radisson Hotel Madison. Between informative presentations and breakout sessions, guests had the opportunity to network with each other and the State League board and staff. They also took in the striking visual arts exhibit, Tar Sands Storytelling Project, sponsored by the Clark County Cultural Art Center, The Sierra Club-Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Youth Network.

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Action Alerts

The State Senate will vote Tuesday on two bills supported by the League and one that we oppose.

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THE TIME FOR REDISTRICTING REFORM IN WISCONSIN IS NOW

By Erin Grunze

Issues Briefing 2019: Building Future Power: Planning for Impact in Wisconsin
Event Date: 
Oct 19 2019 (All day)
Event location: 

Radisson Hotel Madison

All are invited to attend LWVWI's 2019 Issues Briefing.

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THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WISCONSIN CALLS ON LAWMAKERS TO PASS STATE GUN REFORMS

By Andrea Kaminski

Call your Legislators

Action Alerts

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin mourns the loss of scores of innocent lives in three recent mass shootings -- in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio -- in one week.

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LWVWI executive director, Erin Grunze, recently sat down with Briana Reilly, state politics reporter for The Cap Times, to discuss the  League of Women Voters as we approach our Centennial Anniversary.
Call your Legislators

Action Alerts

Call to Action: Contact your State Senator and Assembly Representative to support SB 288 and AB 303 - the redistricting reform bill which would adopt the system that has been used very successfully in Iowa since the 1980s.

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Public Statement

WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF UNDEMOCRATIC LEGISLATIVE PRACTICES

Extraordinary legislative session laws will remain in place with today’s ruling

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Research & Studies

To: International Joint Commission

From: The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

Date: June 18, 2019

Re: Address to the International Joint Commission at the June 18, 2019 meeting in Milwaukee

 

League is a voice of reason in the Wisconsin State Capitol
Press Mention

Executive Director, Erin Grunze, writes the "Issue of the Week" column for the Milwaukee Shepherd Express on the need for a judicial decision on the legislature calling itself into "extraordinary session" in December 2018.

100 Years Strong - The League of Women Voters
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Plain Talk: Celebrate 100 years of fighting for voting rights with the League of Women Voters

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Constitutional boundaries need enforcement

By Erin Grunze

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Public Statement

LWVWI Supports full Medicaid Expansion under BadgerCare

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Blog Post

Read on to learn more about how the League of Women Voters served Wisconsin voters in 2018.

Governor Evers Signs 19th Executive Order
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The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin to serve on the state committee to commemorate Wisconsin’s ratification of the 19th Amendment

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More Wisconsinites Recognize the Need to End Gerrymandering in Wisconsin.

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Blog Post

This update on the Great Lakes water diversion challenge comes from the legal team at Midwest Environmental Advocates:

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Public Statement

WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT ELECTION: THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WISCONSIN ASKED THE CANDIDATES FOUR QUESTIONS. WHY ONE WAS ABOUT “RECUSAL?”

By Erin Grunze

Protect the Great Lakes Pledge

Action Alerts

LWVWI urges you to sign the Protect Our Great Lakes pledge in support of the Great Lakes Compact, the federal law that strictly limits removal of

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Public Statement

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WISCONSIN and WISCONSIN ELECTION PROTECTION RELEASE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTION REPORT

January 24, 2019

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Public Statement

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Sues to Prevent Enforcement of Bills Passed During Unconstitutional “Extraordinary Session” of the Legislature 

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Public Statement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2018        
Contact: Erin Grunze, Executive Director    608-256-0827; egrunze@lwvwi.org
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News

Read on to learn more about election security in Wisconsin - what security measures already exist, new measures being undertaken, and what you can to to help keep our elections secure.

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Blog Post

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is excited to launch the Be A Wisconsin Voter video series in the weeks leading up to Wisconsin’s November 6th statewide election.

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League in the Spotlight

The twenty local Leagues throughout Wisconsin are busy every day empowering voters and defending democracy in successful and innovative ways. The League in the Spotlight feature is designed to highlight and share unique aspects of their work, one League at a time, in bimonthly email communications to the full membership. Each League feature is now archived here. These programs and events continue to teach, inspire, and showcase the important work League members do in their communities.  

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Erin Grunze: Redistricting ruling puts onus on states

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         Contact:   Erin Grunze, Executive Director

Your support goes directly to the League's work to protect and defend our democracy. Together we ensure our elections are free, fair and accessible; protect our environment; and reduce the influence of money in our elections.

If you live in an area with a local League, you can join and be part of the action in your community. If not, you can join as a member-at-large of League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Either way, you will be part of a network of women and men who help make democracy work in your community and throughout Wisconsin!