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Our Mission

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.

Voter Engagement

We recognize and strive to eliminate barriers to participation in the election process, especially for first time voters, new citizens, and communities of color and low income.  

Civic Education

An educated voter is a likely voter. By conducting forums, producing voter guides, and holding information sessions on a wide variety of issues, we promote active citizenship. 

Check out our programs, Civic Buzz and We the People.


While we are non-partisan, we are not without opinions. We arrive at positions through study and consensus and then lobby elected officials, based on listening to our members.

Reimagining Public Safety Website is Online!

Want to understand the issues impacting the transformation of the Minneapolis Police Department?  Visit our new website now.

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On the anniversary of George Floyd’s death

One year ago today, George Floyd’s death shook the world — then changed the world. May 25, 2020 is “a date that will live in infamy.” We witnessed the murder…

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JUST PUBLISHED! Reimagining Public Safety Study

Public safety is a critical issue to Minneapolis residents. And in the November elections, public safety will be a ballot issue as we make decisions on amendments and candidates who will shape this evolving landscape.  We have created a study that provides history, context, insight into reform activity needed and currently underway, an overview of the roles and players in the public safety landscape, and tips for your personal engagement.

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Why should you care about city elections?

Voting for the mayoral and city council seats is happening this year on November 2. If your concern is safety, policing, and civil rights, your interests are even more relevant this year.

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CIVIC BUZZ: What you need to know about redistricting

In case you missed it, watch the recording of our Civic Buzz from May 18 on Redistricting.

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Action alert: Tell your senators to support H.R. 8

The League of Women Voters Minneapolis stands with the majority of Americans (93%) in support of H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021. Contact your Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith to ask them to support the bill.

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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.

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Every US citizen's right to vote should be respected.

In 2020, we honored that ideal by protecting the voting rights of more than 25 million people through legal action.

Learn more about the League's impact in the 2020 election: https://t.co/gud87uB1Bu

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May 31 was the 100-year anniversary of the heinous massacre of Greenfield residents in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

An upcoming webinar from LWV - Northern Fairfield County will feature Danielle King, @WestConn Professor of History & Non-Western Cultures.

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