We are a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in all levels of government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
LVWMpls joins the National League of Women Voters in supporting the reintroduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the U.S. Senate: https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/lwv-supports-senate-reintroduction-john-lewis-voting-rights-advancement-act
- Educate voters and
- Drive change
It is essential for all citizens to be informed and hold our public officials accountable to achieve the public safety the citizens of Minneapolis deserve.
- September 21, 2023: New Community Safety Commissioner and Budget for Police Reform Announced
- August 15, 2023: Understanding the State and Federal Public Safety Findings
- Minneapolis Safe and Thriving Communities Report, Harvard, July 2023
- Federal Department of Justice investigation report, June 2023
- Settlement Agreement between the City and the State, March 2023
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigation report, April 2022
Our Rich History
100 years and counting
League of Women Voters has a 100-year history of striving to make democracy work for all citizens. Its roots are in thesuffragist movement, but it quickly moved from the enfranchisement of women to take on the issues of the day – always in a non-partisan framework supported by volunteers.
Much has changed since 1919. LWV is inclusive of all gender identities, and non-citizens. The goals of supporting goodgovernment have remained the same, however. We invite youto explore League in its decade-by-decade work to promote civic engagement and strong communities.