LWV Minneapolis is an organization dedicated to voter
education and promoting civic participation.

About Us

Who We Are

Grassroots

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.

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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.

Our Leadership

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
Alice Moormann

Personnel Committee
Carrie Lichtenberg

Parks Committee
Margit Berg

Membership Committee
Libby Bottom

Reimagining Public Safety Committee
Jane Lansing

Voter Services
Judy Zaunbrecher

Nominations
Barb Kimer

Action and Advocacy
Kitty Westin

Communications
Andrea Bredow

Program
Ellen van Iwaarden

Community Engagement
Sheila O'Dougherty

Project Support

UMRR Representative

Pam Telleen

Voter Services
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

Communications
The Voter Assignment Editor: Deborah Jindra
Editors/Proofreaders: Jennifer Johnson & Jane Papageorgiou

Corresponding Secretary: Jane Papageorgiou

Staff

LWV Mpls employs part-time staff to ensure excellent service for members and the community. Office hours are currently suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. Connect with staff at: 612.333.6319 or [email protected]

 

League Administrator

Carla Jacobson   [email protected]

Business Coordinator

Elisabeth Hansen - [email protected]

Web page + Social Media 

Anna Treimer - [email protected]

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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UMRR
Upper Mississippi River Region

The UMRR is doing great things! Click below to learn more!

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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.