In honor of 95 years of Making Democracy Work ®, LWVVUS staff members are sharing stories about their work with the League.
Zak Kolsky, Manager of Web Development and Content
Years at LWVUS:
I care about the League of Women Voters’ work because:
I work at the League to help increase the amount of people who vote. Voting is the quintessential aspect of a representative democracy, and every citizen has the right to vote. Working at the League lets me play a role in reducing the barriers to voting, protecting the right to vote and encouraging citizens to make empowered choices about their government and our democracy.
My favorite experience with the League has been:
I work with incredibly committed people. Working with a team as passionate as League members, supporters and staff is incomparably satisfying. These people work diligently for a great cause, and I enjoy having their backs.
The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and its members is:
Keep moving forward and don’t take anything for granted. Every day, I see examples of people who overcome unthinkable barriers in order to vote. They are tireless supporters of democracy. It’s inspiring to see.
In 2015 and beyond, I look forward to the League:
Continuing to make a difference. Continuing to make voters heard. Continuing to chip away at the obstacles. Continuing to support, protect and celebrate democracy.
The League of Women Voters is celebrating 95 years of Making Democracy Work® at every level of government. In 1920, the League was founded as an outgrowth of the movement that secured women the right to vote to help new voters engage with their government. Today, the League empowers all voters to improve their local, state and national government. Learn more about the League of Women Voters and join our celebration!