Educate, Advocate, Empower. Repeat.

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. 

Advocacy

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.

Stay Safe. Stay Engaged.

Prefer to vote from home?  Have questions on how to do that? Get all of your questions answered. LWVMN website takes you through the steps. Take action now, make your vote count!

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Special Edition Series—Policing: Reform, Dismantle, Defund? Part 3

Part 3: Next steps in Police Reform

During the summer and fall of 2020, We the People has been producing a special edition series, Policing Issues: Reform, Dismantle, Defund? Part 3 features an interview with MN Representative Carlos Mariani, City Council Member Linea Palmisano, and Professor Steven Rushin.

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Elections and Voting

Join us October 6, 2020

Michael Wall, Voter Outreach Specialist and others will discuss voting rights, rules and what’s new about the election process. Find out just how important some small details are to the elections office!

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We Need Volunteers!

Looking for ways to help? We need: planners and organizers, writers & graphic designers, people to work election services and register voters, grant writing, organizing fundraisers, and an Action and Advocacy Chair for our Board of Directors.

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2020 Voters Guide Now Available

Just off the presses! Download our 2020 nonpartisan Voters Guide to get all the information you need for November's election.

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 the suffragist 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 good government have remained the same, however. We invite you to explore League in its decade-by-decade work to promote civic engagement and strong communities.

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