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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.

Upcoming Events

Park Board District 6 Forum
September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Civic Buzz: Government Structure
September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ward 2 City Council Candidate Forum
October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


New! View Candidate Questionnaires!

Minneapolis League of Women Voters (LWVMpls) released their 2021 candidate surveys, a nonpartisan tool to help Minneapolis voters make informed decisions as they go to the polls beginning…


Civic Buzz: The Charter Amendments

TOPIC: Charter Amendments: Government Structure: Executive Mayor-Legislative Council proposal put forward by the Minneapolis Charter Commission

PRESENTERS: LWVMpls members Patricia Kovel-Jarboe & Catherine Shreves


2021 Voters Guide Now Available!

Be informed about the 2021 City of Minneapolis elections. Learn how to register and vote, find a list of candidates/websites, and read the Charter Amendments language.


Pledge to Vote! Make Your Plan Today!

Election Day is November 2, 2021. Do you have your plan to vote? Did you know that you are more likely to actually cast a ballot if you make a concrete plan to vote?


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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Minneapolis! Ward 11 is having the city council candidate forum tonight at 6:30.
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