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.

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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2018        
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News

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin join over 40 organizations calling on Governor Walker to veto the extraordinary session bills. 

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Action Alerts

We want to thank every League member and friend who contacted lawmakers or went to the State Capitol this week in opposition to the lame duck session of the legislature. Without much notice and with lit

WI Capitol winter

Action Alerts

Thank you so much if you contacted your State Senator and Assembly Representative about the extraordinary sessions bills.

Call your reps

Action Alerts

In the State Capitol today, the Joint Committee on Finance is holding a hearing and will be voting today on bills that were introduced late Friday afternoon. It is likely the full Assembly will vote on this legislation tomorrow.

Wisconsin League testimony
Press Release

December 3, 2018

To: Joint Committee on Finance

Re: December 2018 Extraordinary Session Bills

League is a voice of reason in the Wisconsin State Capitol

Action Alerts

The Wisconsin state legislature next week will consider a proposal to move Wisconsin’s presidential primary to March, a move that would cause voter confusion, increase election official fatigue, waste millions of tax dollars, and possibly ha

League is a voice of reason in the Wisconsin State Capitol
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    November 30, 2018
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LWV DOOR COUNTY has long believed in “shining a spotlight” on government because we believe that “watched government is better government.” We do it with our

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2018  
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LWV of the LA CROSSE AREA experienced first hand how collaborating with other advocacy groups can quickly grow voter service activities and heighten League impact.

Wisconsin voter
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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Blog Post

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Public Comments for September 25, 2018 Wisconsin Elections Commission Meeting

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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.  

Danger! Women's Suffrage Would Double the Irresponsible Vote.
Blog Post

In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date commemorates the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2018

CONTACT:
Jennifer Bolger Breceda, Milwaukee Riverkeeper (414) 430-6446
Jimmy Parra, Staff Attorney, Midwest Environmental Advocates (505) 670-4102

Map of Wisconsin after Winnebago Co becomes 40th County to join fair maps resolution
News

Last week Tuesday, July 17th, Winnebago County became the 40th Wisconsin county board to pass a resolution in favor of a fair maps process that's independent, nonpartisan, and transparent. That makes 55% of all counties––represe

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News

Erin Grunze: Redistricting ruling puts onus on states

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         Contact:   Erin Grunze, Executive Director
New citizens register to vote following naturalization
Blog Post

This week I had the opportunity to attend a naturalization ceremony and see LWV-Milwaukee County (LWV MC) volunteers in action as they helped new citizens register to vote in Wisconsin.

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!