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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While the Presidential recounts in Dane and MIlwaukee Counties have concluded, reaffirming a transparent and secure electoral process, the recount in Dane County was carried out in a way that did not prioritize the health of election officials, ta

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Recap of Webinars

This year, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) Issues Briefing was held online with four Zoom webinars broken up by topic.

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Action Alerts

You deserve to choose your elected representatives, not the other way around.

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[MADISON, Wis.] - After months of comprehensive voter education and outreach efforts across Wisconsin, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) celebrates a record high voter turnout in the recent presidential election.

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[WASHINGTON] - Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court denied the Gear v.

Graphic of the Lady Forward statue in the background and text in front: "LWVWI Issues Briefing. Saturday Meeting, November 14, 2020. 10AM-11:30AM. Plus 3 League in Action and Advocacy webinars. Nov 14th Panel on Unequal Impacts of COVID-19."
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Please join us the week of November 9th as members and friends of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin gather virtually over three nights and one morning meeting to share

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Do you need a ride to cast your ballot? Across Wisconsin, multiple organizations have stepped up to provide free or discounted rides to voters that need them. Below, find information separated by location to find your ride to the ballot box.

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[MADISON, Wis.] - Para garantizar un acceso equitativo y seguro al proceso de votación a la mayor cantidad de votantes posible, la Liga de mujeres votantes de Wisconsin (LWVWI) se complace en participar en el Día de votación tempra

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[MADISON, Wis.] - To ensure equitable and safe access to the voting process for as many voters as possible, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) is excited to participate in Vote Early Day, a movement of non-profit organizatio

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Below is a letter from the League of Women Voters - Upper Mississippi River Region Inter League Organization (LWV-UMRRILO) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which was sent on October 20, 2020.

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Dear NRC, 

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[WASHINGTON] — Seeking to protect the health of Wisconsin voters put at risk by the COVID-19 pandemic, an application was filed today in the U.S. Supreme Court that would restore the back-up option for voters who do not receive their absentee ballots in the mail.

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[MADISON, Wis.] - The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) reminds voters across the state they can receive help from local nonpartisan experts in advance of the November Election by calling or texting the Voter Helpline at

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The Wisconsin election on April 7 demonstrated the chaos that can ensue when decision makers are not prepared for unexpected challenges.

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(Madison, Wis) Para ampliar el alcance de su información personalizada hacia el votante, la Liga de mujeres votantes de Wisconsin (LWVWI por sus siglas en inglés, N.del T.) ha publicado recientemente su guía en VOTE411.org en inglé

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[MADISON, Wis.] - To expand the reach of its personalized voter information, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) recently published its fall voter guide on VOTE411.org

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As part of the Wisconsin Centennial Suffrage Celebration, members of the Governor's 19th Amendment Centennial Committeerecorded and submitted video messages to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

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In June 2020, the Center for Nonprofit and Community Studies at the University of Wiscosnin - Madison released a report titled, "Civic Health of Wisconsin: Connectedness in Context."

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To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment being added to the Constitution on August 26th, the Wisconsin Historical Society, along with First Lady Kathy Evers, are posting a video series on social media that takes the viewer through the history of the suffrage movement celebrating the stories of Wisconsin women and their fight for voting rights.

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Organization commits to educate, engage and inspire community about voting process.

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Amid growing opposition, Enbridge Energy recently decided not to seek the power to condemn private property rights along a proposed route for a new segment of Line 5. All indications are that the multi-national energy company intends to pursue the project, which means that the Bad River Watershed, Lake Superior, and communities across northern Wisconsin remain vulnerable to the harms caused by the construction and continued operation of Line 5.

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On July 29, a mandate was issued by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in the “One Wisconsin Institute” case. The court issued its decision on June 29 after the case had been on appeal since 2016.

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(MADISON, Wis.) – Wisconsin voters encountered widespread confusion and numerous obstacles to voting during April’s statewide elections, a report issued today by Wisc

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Out of concerns for public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is encouraging all voters to learn more about their absentee and early voting options. 

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This is a challenging time. It’s probably safe to assume you’ve shifted your priorities in every aspect of your life. We understand, and we’re with you.

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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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La Liga de Mujeres Votantes invita a todos los votantes a que aprendan mas sobre sus opciones para votar por medio del correo y la votación por adelantado.  

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

Wisconsin Supreme Court
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

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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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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.  

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!