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.

2020 Voters Guide and ballot measure information

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

Also, we have just compiled information about the two Minneapolis Ballot measures, read about them here.

School Board Candidate Forum

On October 8th, we hosted a Minneapolis school board candidate forum. We will post a link to the filmed event as soon as available.

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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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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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The Voter, Fall 2020 Issue

Interested in what we have been doing? Take a look through our quarterly newsletter.

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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 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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@LWVMpls

22 hours ago
#ELECTIONDAY IS 11/3. People are at early voting sites NOW!
Pick up a 2020 non-partisan voters' guide by LWVMpls at select Little Free Libraries. Digital voters' guide at https://t.co/S1oDRpgJJa. https://t.co/33SeOe13qJ for more information on the candidates and voting. #vote2020 https://t.co/mO1Mj1vJbA
2 days ago
Take advantage of early voting! If you have your absentee ballot, you can drop it off at any of these locations before November 3: https://t.co/gonkwvjR4v

#VoteEarly #Vote2020 https://t.co/1O0pXeZB0h