LWV Minneapolis is an organization dedicated to voter
education and promoting civic participation.
Who We Are
LWV takes positions, based on member consensus, on issues from local to national importance. LWV encourages civic engagement and active participation in support of these positions at all levels of government.
Member-driven & supported
Members implement a wide range of activities and programs to support democratic participation. These include voter registration, candidate forums, facilitation of community elections, and education and action on local and governmental issues.
Driven by education & action
LWVMpls educates the community on public policy issues through forums, discussion and interview programs, monthly small group discussions, our website and social media. Members take action by engaging with their elected officials at all levels of government.
Join Us! All Are Welcome
Join our non-partisan, grassroots efforts to study and act on important civic issues, ensure open and honest election policies, and educate voters about election issues.
LWVMpls is committed to making the democratic process work for everyone. To do this, its Board of Directors, members and friends contribute time, expertise and resources. It is a “working” board that plans activities to support the organization’s mission.
Officers & Directors
Committee and Service Chairs
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
Reimagining Public Safety Committee
Action and Advocacy
Ellen van Iwaarden
Election Night Services: Janet Midtbo & Rosemary Lawrence
Neighborhood Elections: POSITION AVAILABLE
Voter Registration Coordinator: Teena Keiser
Voters Guide: Binky Rockwell
Get Out the Vote: Kim McCoy
Voter Services Communication: Sheila O'Dougherty
Candidate Forums: Nancy Schaefer
Youth Engagement: Meg Walters
The Voter Assignment Editor: Deborah Jindra
Editors/Proofreaders: Jennifer Johnson & Jane Papageorgiou
Corresponding Secretary: Jane Papageorgiou
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. Dive in to read more about all that we’ve accomplished over the years.
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It’s members and volunteers that make all this happen. Won’t you join us?
OUR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION POLICY
LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.