©2020 League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County   |   N57 W5243 Highland Crossing Circle   |   Cedarburg, WI  53012

    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

    Upcoming Events

    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 janiemiller4052@gmail.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

    Our Mission

    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.

     Our Activities

     

    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.