The League encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education & advocacy.
The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held just six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle.
The League began as a "mighty political experiment" designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. It encouraged them to use their new power to participate in shaping public policy. From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy.
Help us reach our $5,000 goal by donating today! Your contributions help fund our nonpartisan voter outreach and education work in St. Paul. This year, because of your generosity, we were able to do a lot. Highlights include:
- Hosting online programs about the ERA, Redistricting, End of Life Options, Firearms and Abortion.
- Partnering with SPNN, NAACP, and District Councils to host legislative and county commission candidate forums.
- Engaging St. Paul youth in the electoral process through our Student Leaders program.
- Creating on online vote guide at Vote411.org.
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. The League has a long, rich history, that continues with each passing year.
Help us keep the momentum going and donate now! Thank you!