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.

Elad Gross Shines Light on Dark Money
At the Dec. 8 Holiday Luncheon, speaker Elad Gross spoke on the problem of dark money in elections and ways to prevent it. More than 80 attendees brought and bought books for Circle of Concern and Grace Hill.

Poster Encourages Students to Register to Vote
Laura Champion from Rockwood's Lafayette High School won the League's statewide poster contest to promote youth voter registration. The League of Women Voters of Missouri will send a copy of Champion's poster to every high school in Missouri before the April 2019 local elections.

"The colors make it more exciting and enthusiastic, which is my stance on getting people to vote," Champion said upon getting her $500 prize. "I'm passionate about having people's voices heard."

Champion is pictured with LWV of Metro St. Louis co-presidents Nancy Miller and Louise Wilkerson.


Voters approve ethics, redistricting reform

Voters approved Amendment 1 by a large margin (62-38) on Nov. 6.
"The League of Women Voters of Missouri played a crucial role in promoting the anti-gerrymandering provisions of Amendment 1," said Clean Missouri Communications Director Benjamin Singer. "Thanks in big part to the League, Missouri will have more fair and competitive maps that protect minority representation and follow city and county lines when possible."

Nancy Miller, Co-President of LWV of Metro St. Louis, stressed the need for redistricting reform. "The League's position is that political and racial gerrymandering distort and undermine representative democracy."

FALL BALLOT INFORMATION
Voters on Nov. 6 approved Amendment 1 to clean up Missouri politics, Amendment 2 on medical marijuana, Amendment 4 on Bingo and Prop B to raise the minimum wage. The other two medical marijuana initiatives failed and so did Proposition D to raise the motor fuels tax.

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