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
CANCELATION OF LWVOZ WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH LUNCHEON
As information about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the LWVOZ Board has made the difficult decision to cancel our Women’s History Month Luncheon scheduled for Saturday, March 21st.
The League of Women Voters at the national level has asked local leagues to keep gatherings to fewer than 35 people. Out of an abundance of caution, our board decided to protect the health and welfare of our members and cancel the fundraiser for this year. The safety of our members, supporters, volunteers, and speaker has to be our top priority.
Registered persons may request a refund or donate their registration fee to LWVOZ by contacting email@example.com by March 23. Donation of the registration fee to the Ozaukee County League of Women Voters is tax deductible.
Please reply with your decision by March 23rd.
Thank you for your support. We encourage you to do all you can to remain healthy and safe.
Carrie Chapman Catt,
founder of the LWV
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.
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.