Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley. And welcome to 2020, a new year of advocacy and education
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization. Our mission and vision is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. The League does not support or oppose political parties or candidates for elective offices.
When the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1920, women were permitted to vote on national issues for the first time. The League of Women Voters was formed with the thought that women needed enlightenment and encouragement to vote. Immediately, the League became involved with a number of significant issues -- and not just "women's issues." In 1976, the League invited men into full membership.
Our local league was formed in Sedona in 1988, expanded to include the Village of Oak Creek in 1990, and later expanded its scope and became the League of Women Voters of Sedona-Verde Valley in 1999. In 2012 we again changed our name -- to the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley. This name better reflects our regional focus throughout the Verde Valley.
We would like to invite you to join the League of Women Voters as a member! Your membership in the League will support our mission and vision to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. Where we envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice.
In 2020, the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley is focused on our celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment + Women's Right to Vote.
2019-2020 will be The Year of Rights: Women's Rights, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Voting Rights.
● Our monthly Voter Education programs will include topics such as National Popular Vote Compact, Dirty Money in Politics, Initiatives on the Ballot for 2020, Education Funding in Arizona, Voter Suppression and critical rights issues for the general election 2020. These programs are held in partnership with Yavapai College Sedona-Verde Valley OLLI program.
● Our monthly Let's Talk Politics program encourages League members to come talk about political issues at the local, state and national levels - this is the best therapy session for those who like to talk about politics!
● Our very active Book Club is reading books such as: "How the Right Lost its Mind" and "Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences".
● Many League members participate in our voter registration events held around the Verde Valley along with hosting candidate forums for local, state and national races.
At the state level and national levels, the League of Women Voters will be active in several areas: Census 2020, Redistricting, Money in Politics, Fighting Voter Suppression, Climate Change, and 100th Anniversary celebrations.
What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history? About our work in the community.
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All events are open to our members and the general public. Come to an event and participate in making democracy work in our communities.
League Members be Engaged - Help to Get Out the Vote! Participate in Voter Registration activities, Promote Early Voting, Plan and organize Candidate forums and Ballot parties.
To Be Informed, Be Engaged: Contact your Representatives
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