Nancy Tate (left) with LWVUS president Elisabeth MacNamara at the Lincoln Memorial

In honor of 95 years of Making Democracy Work®, LWVVUS staff members are sharing stories about their work with the League.

Nancy Tate, Executive Director

Years at LWVUS:
15 years, including four as a local League president.

I care about the League’s work because:
It makes a real difference – both in Washington, D.C., and in states and communities throughout the country.

My favorite experience with the League has been:
Experiencing the respect and appreciation for the League from other national organizations that we work and partner with – which is demonstrated repeatedly here in D.C. and around the country.

The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and its members is:
Never give up! League members are unbelievably tenacious – and hopeful – about making our country as strong as it can be.

In 2015 and beyond, I look forward to the League:
Making real progress in “Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future” – our theme for preparing for our 100th anniversary in 2020 – and doing so in a way that enhances League effectiveness in our second century.

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!