League of Women Voters


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League of Women Voters,

voluntary public service organization of U.S. citizens. Organized in 1920 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, it had as its original nucleus the leaders of the latter organization. The league was organized to educate American women in the intelligent use of their newly won suffrage. At its founding the league was primarily concerned with the status and rights of women, but it later broadened its interests to encompass the improvement of the entire political, economic, and social structure of the nation. It has directed its educational and research campaigns to those ends on local, state, and national levels. Formerly limited to female membership, the league voted in 1974 to accept men as full members. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., the organization has some 110,000 members.
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These efforts in advance of the 2020 elections are nonpartisan, League of Women Voters members say.
President, League of Women Voters of the United States
More information about the campaign and campaign booklets can be obtained from the League of Women Voters, 1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036-4508; 202-263-1300; www.lwv.org/voter/govote/takeafriend.html.
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The ERA will establish a legal precedent for equal pay for equal work, equal access to education and health care, and allow us to legally contest economic inequality, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women.<br />Join the League of Women Voters of Arizona in advocating for Arizona to become the final state to ratify the ERA.
As a service to voters, the League of Women Voters of Lane County has joined with other organizations to sponsor candidate forums.
The Worcester Area League of Women Voters will celebrate Women's Equality Day by reflecting upon the organization's 91 years of achievements and looking ahead to the future.
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This is the 11th incarnation of a citizen primer on American presidential politics produced by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.
We're trying to encourage them in every way we can to be as honest and as thorough as possible," said Judy Petersen, a member of The Florida Bar who lives in Tallahassee and is participating in the project as a member of the Tallahassee League of Women Voters.
"There were gay and lesbian groups, the Christian Coalition, the AFL-CIO, and the League of Women Voters."

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