The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.  We operate at national, state and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.  

Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. We do this at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy. Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all citizens.

On Monday, June 11, 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the League of Women Voters 50th National Convention in Washington, DC about the challenges to voting rights, protecting all voters and strengthening America's elections systems.

Increased accessibility to the electoral process is essential to ensuring a representative electoral process and every citizen’s right to vote. The fight for the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) was long and arduous, but the League stayed the course.

La League of Women Voters de los Estados Unidos (LWVUS por sus siglas en inglés) junto con ZGS Communications, la empresa de televisión con el mayor número de canales afiliados a Telemundo, se han unido para lanzar la campaña Tu Voto, Tu Voz, la cual busca promover la inscripción y la participación de la población hispana/latina de los Estados Unidos en los procesos electorales.

Nancy Tate, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters, watches as President Obama signs the STOCK Act into law at Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Publish date: April 4, 2012
Carrie Chapman Catt, center, in white, leads a group of suffragists in a New York City parade staged in the fall of 1917 to gain support for woman suffrage. The required constitutional amendment was finally ratified by the necessary 36 states and officially proclaimed on August 26, 1920. To the left, in academic robes is Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, a distinguished minister, physician and suffragist. Mrs. Catt was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which was dissolved when women got the vote. The League of Women Voters was formed in its place.
Becky Cain - GOTV Mr. Potato Head "Head to the Polls" Campaign 1996