Rooted in The Fight for Fair Elections
The League of Women Voters was founded in February 1920, six months before all women in America were guaranteed the right to vote through the passage of the 19th Amendment after a 72-year long fight.
Our founders knew that securing the right to vote was only the beginning goal – becoming an informed and engaged voter was the next goal for American women. Since then, the organization has expanded to include men and women and to address a wide-range of issues that help citizens be active participants in political life as well as calling on government to be both responsive and responsible.
A Supporter of Peace and Collaboration
In 1945 President Truman appointed the League of Women Voters as consultants to the U.S. Delegation at the United Nations Charter Conference. The League provided strong support toward the formation of the United Nation as a means to prevent future wars. Today The League of Women Voters is still an official observer of the United Nations.
Success After a Long Fight
A brief review of the women’s suffrage movement by the History Channel.
August 26th, 2020 will mark the centennial anniversary of the passage of the women’s right to vote.
Nevertheless, the struggle for voting rights, fair elections, and equality continue to this day. The League of Women Voters works tirelessly to fight for these rights at the local, state, and national level.