Kathe Thompson along her 3000 mile walk to bring attention to the need for climate change

It's amazing what you see and think about when you're taking a 3,000 mile walk! On March 1, 235 climate change activists began walking east from Los Angeles; in November we will finish our journey in Washington, DC. The marchers hail from 36 states and six countries.

LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara at the Shur Fellow Training

A passionate volunteer mentality is in the League history, it’s in our blood. And I see it every day when I come to work and interact with the state and local Leagues across the country.

League volunteers rally at the Supreme Court for the Voting Rights Act

I’m always amazed about how much gets done for our democracy by volunteers and this week being National Volunteer Week causes me to stop and reflect on how thankful I am for the all volunteers who power our democracy.

Members of Lobby Corps are briefed on legislative issues

I work with a variety of League volunteers every day, but I also have the unique opportunity to work with the LWVUS Lobby Corps. Established in 1971, Lobby Corps convenes for briefings on League legislative priorities, and they play a key role in promoting League issues and communicating LWVUS positions to members of Congress.

VOTE411.org Bus Ad in Portland, OR

All year long, I work with League volunteers around the country, supporting their efforts to reach and help inform voters through our national voter information site, VOTE411.org.

Young People's Task Force

The LWVUS Young People’s Taskforce (YPTF) was created in 2012 with the mission to seek ways to increase the League’s next generation of League members.

Voter Registration Drive, Arlington, VA

Every time I remember that this is National Volunteer Week, I break into a smile. I am lucky to come to work every day to support women & men around the country who are dedicating their free time to helping voters participate in our democracy.