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. 

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.

In League With Young Voters: Turning Out the Vote in 2021

In case you missed it, here’s the recording of our fundraising event, In League With Young Voters! A huge thank you to our youth panelists and Kelly Beadle from Center…

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CIVIC BUZZ: Minneapolis 2040 Plan, a Focus on Housing, Feb 2

In case you missed it, click below for the video of our Civic Buzz on the topic of the Minneapolis 2040 Plan. We presented a 2040 Plan overview, with an in-depth focus on housing. Our speakers were Sarah Berke, Sam Rockwell and Jamar Hardy.

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We the People: Running for Public Office

In light of the upcoming November 2021 elections, we asked an impressive group of women to talk about the nuts and bolts of running for public office.

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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.

Follow @LWVMpls on Twitter

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Join @LWVStPaul on Thursday 3/11 for this Civics Refresher event! Empowering citizens of all ages to participate in #democracy. Special guest is Matthew Filner, Professor of Political Science at Metropolitan State University. More info here: #civics
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Black femme leaders in Minneapolis! #BlackHerstory

Josie Johnson is a staple in the MN #civilrights movement. She pushed a fair housing bill in 1962, always advocating for housing equity, & was the first Black person on the UMN Board of Regents. #blackhistorymonth #herstory

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