Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

LWV of the U.S.

LWVUS Election Report IMPACT (imˈpakt) verb To have a strong effect on someone or something After the 2016 election, we took stock in our impact. Thanks to the hard work at all levels of League and the reporting of what we did at all levels, the League's impact was great!

  • 423 Leagues participating in survey representing 49 states + DC
  • 9,238 Total election-related events hosted by reporting Leagues
  • 160,000 Volunteer hours leveraged to carry out Leagues' core election activities in 2016
  • 4+ Million Utilized VOTE411.org; most often-cited place where Leagues produced their voters' guides
  • 1,750,000+ Printed League voters' guides distributed locally

While there is much to celebrate, the 2016 election is just one piece in the larger Campaign For Making Democracy Work®, which was voted upon at the LWVUS Convention. We now need to work to engage individuals to continue this impact.
  • Campaign for Making Democracy Work. A Message for LWVUS President Chris Carson.

Legislative Coffees in Sioux Falls

The 2017 Legislative Coffees will be on three Saturdays in February: the 4th, Districts 6, 9 & 11; the 11th, Districts 10, 13, 16 & 25; and the 25th, Districts 12, 14 & 15. The Coffees will be held at the Ramada Hotel from 10 to 11:45AM. More details to follow.