Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

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. The League does not endorse any political party or candidate.

Resources to Help You and Your Friends Get Ready to Vote: Message from Andrea

Dear Supporter,

Ninety-six years ago during the final push for women's suffrage, Carrie Chapman Catt + the League of Women Voters' founder + called upon our emerging organization to "finish the fight," the fight to ensure that our democracy is truly a government of, by and for all the people. In 2016, we will be continuing this charge by helping to register and educate millions of Americans in advance of Election Day + Tuesday, November 8.

In honor of our 96th anniversary as well as Presidents' Day, we are calling upon our supporters to help us in Making Democracy Work and bringing new voters into our electoral process this year.

To read more:

2016 LWV WI State Annual Meeting Highlishts

Key Note Speakers:

Colleen Gruszynski, Voter Registration Data Specialist, in a lecture held at the Landmark in Egg Harbor.

Robert B. Atwell, Chairman & CEO of Nicolet National Bank, which just merged with Baylake Bank. Special guest was 1st Assembly District Representative Joel Kitchens.

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Here's What Happened at the Lunch and Learns

Voter Services Committee

Interested in Voting Issues? Want to become active in educating the public about Voter Registration or Voter ID requirements? The Voter Services committee is active in providing these opportunities to the public.

If interested in joining, contact Anita Evans, chairperson.

VOTING INFORMATION (for more links to voting and elections, go to ELECTIONS):

Become a Special Registration Deputy (SRD)

SRDs are needed! If interested in becoming certified to help register prospective voters, you must be trained and sworn in.

Contact Teri Lehrke, City of La Crosse Municipal Clerk, at 608.789.7510 for information on the next training session.

LWV/Upper Mississippi River Region Inter League Organization

Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota Leagues have joined in forming a single group to study and educate the public about Mississippi watershed water issues. Early focus of the group will be on contaminants to the River.

If interested, contact Nancy Hill, League Representative, or Gretchen Benjamin, LWV/UMRRIO Board Member.


Upper Mississippi River Region Newsletter 3


The Midwest Connection for Storm-water and Erosion Control Professionals Conference

July 26 - 28, 2016 at the La Crosse Center.

More information:

EcoMunicipality Issues

Good websites for anyone interested in what is happening in the La Crosse area:

Coulee Region Climate Alliance