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Empowering Voters.
Defending Democracy.

 

Census Action Kit

There are a wide range of actions members of the public and local LWVs can take to support a successful 2020 census in Minnesota.

“First Night” Gala

Join us for our special fundraising gala, celebrating LWV Minnesota’s 100th birthday and the first night of our second century.

Youth Engagement

Young people get an opportunity to engage with their government and learn about democracy alongside their peers.

 
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Get Involved

 

Connect with a local League

Ready to start making a difference in your community? Connect with a local League! Can’t find one? Consider starting one!

Subscribe to Communications

Stay in the know and be ready to take action by subscribing to our communications about advocacy, member news, and events.

Volunteer for Centennial events

Celebrating both our state and national Centennials means there will be exciting ways for you to be a part of League history.

 
 

A Century of Civic Engagement

 

M I N N E S O T A
1919 - 2019

Minnesota granted women the right to vote in presidential elections on March 24, 1919, and later ratified the 19th Amendment on September 8, 1919.

The League of Women Voters of Minnesota was organized on October 29, 1919 in meetings called by the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association. Clara Ueland (pictured) served as LWV Minnesota’s first president.

This year, we celebrate a century of civic engagement, and invite you to join us for our five-part series of events!

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By the Numbers

 

35

Local Leagues in Minnesota

 … and growing! We strive for greater coverage across the state and inclusion for Minnesota’s diverse population.

2,000+

Statewide Members

Volunteers across the state conduct hundreds of candidate forums, register thousands of voters, and keep the League humming!

100

Years Of Civic Engagement

Since 1919, LWV Minnesota has empowered voters and defended democracy. Now we stand poised for our next 100 years.

 

$19,888

Grant Funds Awarded
to Local Leagues

From our most recent annual report, LWV Minnesota monetarily supported our local Leagues with their programs and initiatives.

7,000

New U.S. Citizens Registered
to Vote Each Year

LWV Minnesota has a presence at naturalization ceremonies across the state, helping new citizens register to vote.

477

Average volunteer hours
From Local Leagues

With an average number of 477 volunteer hours per League, per year, that’s well over 14,000 hours for LWV Minnesota as a whole!