League of Women Voters of Minnesota

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292 Donors

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. 

Dear Friend of Democracy,

2021 has revealed to us how critical the work of the League is. The pandemic, systemic racism, and the “big lie” about the 2020 elections are eroding the foundation of our democracy.

We have witnessed unprecedented attacks on the voting rights of US citizens – from gerrymandering, to poll closures, to ballot challenging, to voter intimidation, and yes, to threats of harm to those charged with overseeing free and fair elections.

“It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

The good work we do on the forefront of democracy is no longer enough. We simply must do MORE to extend and strengthen our democracy – as only the League can do. Our fight to empower voters and defend democracy must now include a new battle – one to rebuild trust in our elections, and to fight back against those who are injecting fear and spreading misinformation that is threatening voter confidence and access to the polls.

Financial support from donors in 2021 helped us lead the way toward redistricting maps that fairly represent voters, launch a new Climate Change Task Force, stand up to racial injustice through our lawsuit with ACLU to Restore the Vote, train League leaders through our new August Academy – and win the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ Advocacy Award for our “Vote from Home” initiative to support voter safety and education during Covid.

But in 2022, we need to do more than defend democracy – we must also stand up for its future.

Our fight is more urgent than ever, and your renewed and added support is needed to help us extend our role on the forefront, so we can better challenge the lies – while also standing strong for ALL voters, advocating for League’s critical priorities of democracy, climate change and racial justice, and first and foremost, helping to equip and support our local Leagues who are continuing the foundational work of democracy building across the state of Minnesota.

We so hope you can include us in your giving this year! We really need all the financial support possible during this critical moment to extend and strengthen our democracy in 2022, when our League work matters so much. Thank you!

With appreciation - Laura Helmer, LWVMN President & Michelle Witte, Executive Director LWV Minnesota

  P.S. Year-end giving provides more than 50% of our annual budget. We really need your support – and your possible additional support this year – to meet the growing demands of our democracy!

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St Paul, MN 55103



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