In honor of 95 years of Making Democracy Work ®, LWVVUS staff members are sharing stories about their work with the League.
Megan Brown, Coordinator, Elections/E-Democracy
Years at LWVUS: 3 years
I care about the League’s work because:
Voting matters. The future of our country depends on citizens being informed and voting! This was the case 95 years ago when the League was founded and it’s just as true today. Through managing the League's one-stop election resource, VOTE411.org, I’ve been able to help millions of voters find the election information they need to vote on Election Day. And that’s a huge honor!
My favorite experience with the League has been:
Election Day! I love seeing how many voters are looking at VOTE411.org for their state election or candidate information throughout the day. In the past couple of years it’s been really exciting to see how many people are using social media to spread the word about VOTE411.org on Election Day. In 2014 several celebrities Tweeted about VOTE411.org, including Justin Timberlake, which has to be the greatest highlight of my professional career so far!
The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and its members is:
Never give up, no matter what. Sometimes our work can seem overwhelming, but you need to keep working until you’ve reached your goal. The men and women I work with across the country are some of the most determined, hardworking people I’ve ever met!
In 2015 and beyond, I look forward to the League:
Continuing to ensure all voters have access to the information they need to vote! That includes making sure everyone is registered to vote, knows about the candidates on their ballot and then shows up at the polls!
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!