Making Democracy Work

Defenders of Democracy

The League of Women Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. LWV influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Mission:
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy

Vision: We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.

FALL BALLOT INFORMATION
Fact Sheet on Statewide Ballot Issues
LWV Ballot Issue Presentation
LWV Chart Comparing Marijuana Measures
Fact Sheet on Prop B (minimum wage)
Clean Missouri Policy Overview
Release
on Amendment 1 minority voting protections
Annotation
on Amendment 1 by Brennan Center for Justice

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Women carried images of current House and Senate districts at the Fair Maps 5K.


League endorses Amendment 1 to clean up Missouri politics

Dr. Amanda Rosen from Webster University says Amendment 1 would make Missouri's legislative districts more competitive. "That's not always good from a partisan perspective, but it's how democracy should work. Your vote matters more in competitive districts. Candidates have to pay more attention to their constituents than to lobbyists."

"The League of Women Voters is proud to endorse Amendment 1 because it is an opportunity to put Missourians before big donors, lobbyists and partisan games," LWVMO Secretary Louise Wilkerson said at an August news conference. "Amendment 1 will increase fairness, integrity, transparency and accountability in Missouri's General Assembly."

Nancy Miller, Co-President of LWV of Metro St. Louis, stressed that Amendment 1 includes much-needed redistricting reform. "The League's position is that political and racial gerrymandering distort and undermine representative democracy." For more information and the full text of on Amendment 1, go to https://www.cleanmissouri.org/solution.

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