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.

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.

In response to the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright

The League of Women Voters Minneapolis mourns the tragic loss of Daunte Wright. Our condolences go out to Wright’s family, as we stand with the community in Brooklyn Center and…

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Civic Buzz: The Proposed Education Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, April 6

We had a lively and informative discussion on April 6th regarding the proposed amendment to education section of the MN Constitution. Watch it here.

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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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Civic Buzz: The Role of the Minneapolis Charter Commission on March 23

Barry Clegg, Chairperson of the Charter Commission spoke with us about the role of the Minneapolis City Charter Commission and discussed the proposed amendments. Watch the recorded meeting here.

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Action Alert: Tell your Senators to Support the H.R.1 For the People Act

Voting Rights are in jeopardy. There are currently 253 bills being introduced in 43 states, including Minnesota, that will make it MORE DIFFICULT to cast a vote and have a…

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A Note to our Minneapolis Community

The League of Women Voters Minneapolis stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. As the trial of Derek Chauvin begins, we are painfully aware of the heartache, trauma, anxiety, and…

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The Voter, Spring 2021

Interested in what we’ve been up to? Read about what we’ve done this Winter and learn about our plans for the Spring and Summer. Download the Voter here

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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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Read the statement given by LWVMpls President Colleen Moriarty, regarding Minneapolis City Charter, related to, Article (7) VII, Section 7.1. Mayor. 3/25/21 on our website:

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Trailblazing Minneapolis women series!
Peggy Flanagan became Lt Gov of MN in 2018. She's a member of White Earth Nation & 2nd Indigenous woman elected to statewide exec office in US history. She began her political career on the Mpls School Board. #womenshistorymonth #mnwomen https://t.co/4XPwcSGKKa

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