In honor of 95 years of Making Democracy Work®, LWVVUS staff members are sharing stories about their work with the League.
Mea Geizhals, Development Manager
Years at LWVUS:
I care about the League’s work because:
I care about the League’s work protecting voting rights because I believe we are all impacted when anyone is denied their civil rights. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” and the League’s work is important to stopping injustices.
My favorite experience with the League has been:
Talking on the phone with League supporters from across the country; hearing how they first got involved with the League and what kept them engaged for decades inspires me. It’s a really unique opportunity to get to connect with so many smart and engaged women and men from different backgrounds.
The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and its members is:
The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and League members is the reminder that the fight for women’s right to vote and to an equal voice in politics was not that long ago. The League has accomplished so much in the last 95 years, and it gives me inspiration that we can continue to make positive change because there’s still a lot of work left to do!
In 2015 and beyond, I look forward to the League:
I’m excited by conversations about what the League can look like at its 100th anniversary and I feel lucky to get to work to shape its future.
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!