The League of Women Voters is Turning 100!
In 2020 the League of Women Voters (LWV) will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the LWV-SLO County joins more than 700 other local and state chapters to celebrate this historic milestone.
LWVSLO has several exciting events planned for 2020 to honor the women who won voting equality. See more about these on the events page.
We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the League and the events we have planned for the Centennial Year:
The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County is a Series Sponsor.
Student Essay Contest on the "The Power of the Vote."
Click on the link: student_essays_17feb20.pdf
As we look to a vibrant future on the threshold of our next 100 years, the League is excited that dedicated members across California continue to steadily attract significant numbers of activists who share the League’s commitment to Making Democracy Work.
The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement regarding the League’s efforts ahead:
Today we are faced with many challenges that threaten to compromise our democracy. Our efforts to support voting rights and to fight against voter suppression and discrimination at the local, state and national levels have been very successful, and this has been achieved primarily by educating and empowering voters, circulating special petitions, and intervening in several critical court cases.
The League’s historic commitment to register, educate and mobilize voters is not only stronger, but more effective than ever, utilizing such tools as Voter's Edge—a cutting-edge election information website utilized by millions of voters each election cycle.
Dora Rose, Deputy Director of the LWV-California, had this to say about the LWVC's work to come:
We will continue to fight voter discrimination and to keep secret money out of our elections to ensure that our elections are fair, free and accessible. We’ll also continue to push for improved access to housing as well as recognizing that Climate Change is a scientific reality that must be addressed to ensure a sustainable planet for everyone.
One hundred years after the League was founded in 1920, members of the League are proud of the great progress achieved when it comes to truly Making Democracy Work.