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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(47.) League of Women Voters of the United States, "Memo: Big Government and Conservation," Publication No.
The Leaders for Democracy Giving Program recognizes individuals who make annual financial contributions of $1,000 or greater in support of the League of Women Voters of the United States or the League's Education Fund.
On the inside back cover is a roster of our current Leaders for Democracy who make annual financial contributions of $1,000 or more in support of the League of Women Voters of the United States or the League's Education Fund.
The current position reads: The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the direct popular vote method for electing the President and Vice-President is essential to representative government.

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