LWVOZ members at MATC-Mequon on Sept. 29, National Voter Registration Day.
The League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Serving the people of Port Washington, Saukville,Cedarburg, Mequon, Thiensville, Grafton, Fredonia, Belgium, Newburg, Bayside and other communities in Ozaukee County.
LWVOZ Celebrates 2019 – 2020: Two Historic Years
June 10, 1919 - Wisconsin is the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment
February 14, 1920 - The League of Women Voters is founded by Carrie Chapman Catt, of Ripon, WI.
August 26, 1920 - The 19th Amendment is declared in effect following the final ratification on August 18, 1920. Women are given the right to vote after a 72 year struggle.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
- 19th Amendment to the US Constitution
Upcoming activities celebrating our anniversaries will be posted on the calendar of events as they are planned.
(top left) Suffragists parade 1912
(bottom left) Early League march
(top right) Carrie Chapman Catt (center front) leads a group of Suffragists
in a New York City parade to gain support for women's suffrage in 1917
(bottom right) Board of Directors National League of
Women Voters Chicago Convention 1920
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan grassroots organization that:
Encourages informed and active participation in government.
Works to increase understanding of major public policy issues.
Influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Does not support or oppose any candidates for office or political parties.
Janette Braverman, our speaker at the Women's History Month Brunch,
March 23, 2019
Ellen MacFarlane, LWVOZ chair of the Women's History Month Brunch committee (on left), and Barbara Hunt, our president (on right)
The League acts as a force to educate voters:
Conducts candidate forums.
Provides voter registration assistance.
Sponsors speakers on current community concerns during Women History Month and other times of the year.
Coordinates book discussions on public policy issues.
Advocates on state legislative matters through a presence in Madison and contact with elected officials.
Supports environmental issues through the Lake Michigan Region Inter-League affiliation.