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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The League of Women Voters, one of the most respected and effective grass-roots organizations in the country, is a nonpartisan, political organization whose mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government; to increase understanding of major policy issues; and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
President, League of Women Voters of the United States
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By January of 1920, it became evident that women would likely get the vote in August and Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, formally proposed the formation of a League of Women Voters to "finish the fight," and "aid in the reconstruction of the nation.
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