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.
Women March, Act, Vote
Members came to the office to make posters for the Jan. 19 St. Louis Women's March. The League is encouraging women across Missouri to send postcards to their legislators asking them to Respect Missouri Voters and uphold all the recently-approved legislative reform. Amendment 1 passed with 62 percent of the vote but the House recently voted to allow its members to ignore its transparency rules.
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 is sending a copy of Champion's poster to more than 700 high schools in Missouri.
"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.
Join the League of Women Voters and support our continuous fight to Defend our Democracy!
Our League was founded Nov. 13, 1919. To celebrate the League's first 100 years and kick off the next century, the League would like to invite you to join the 100th Anniversary Hundred Dollar Club.
Club membership is a $100 donation. Membership entitles you to an invitation to a members-only special event as well as numerous other celebrations the Centennial Committee is planning in 2019 and 2020 with the theme "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
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