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Finish the Fight

The Missouri History Museum hosted a webinar with former LWVUS President Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins about her book The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters. The "Colored League" in St. Louis had 300 members teaching citizenship and registering Africian-American voters in the 1920s.

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St. Louis County Executive Sam Page expresses "appreciation of the struggles of Suffragists and others who fought for the right to vote by all citizens." Pictured with Dr. Page are Nancy Miller, Louise Wilkerson and Jean Dugan from the League and Pat Shores and Jan Scott from AAUW.

 

100th

Suffrage Day

 

League co-presidents Nancy Miller and Louise Wilkerson and History Museum exhibits manager Katie Moon shared League history at an event marking the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. 

 

Beyond the Ballot
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Mayor Krewson Signs Suffrage Proclamation

August 26  is "Votes for Women Centennial Celebration Day" in the city of St. Louis. Mayor Lyda Krewson signed the proclamation in front of Pat Shores and Jan Scott from AAUW and Nancy Miller, Louise Wilkerson and Jean Dugan from the League of Women Voters.

Rose

Suffrage Rose

The Missouri Botanical Garden picked a yellow rose to honor the suffragists who won the battle for the ballot 100 years ago. Pictured are Jean Dugan, Agnes Garino, Nancy Miller, Louise Wilkerson and Cheri Crockett.

July 21 Virtual Town Hall

Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future

Virtual town hall meeting with YWCA

Webster Groves Reverse Parade

Webster Groves Reverse Parade

Celebrating the League's centennial and educating Missouri voters about the 2020 elections.

Matters

VOTE

Council

County Proclamation

Dr. Sam Page proclaimed March 10th as League of Women Voters Day. The St. Louis County Council recognized the work of the League of Women Voters in getting women the right to vote a hundred years ago as well as acknowledging March as Women's History Month.

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Gala Honors League Presidents

At the November 13 Gala at the Sheldon, the League honored the presidents who served in its first 100 years.

Sifton

Advocating for Fair Maps

Laurie Velasquez, Dorothy Lockard, Margaret Gray, Angie Dunlap, Senator Scott Sifton, Catherine Stenger, Louise Wilkerson, Nancy Pawol and Jean Dugan

Registrars

League Registrars

League members register voters at naturalization ceremonies, high schools and colleges, and community events throughout the area.

July 4th Parade

Webster Groves Parade

The League of Women Voters won a 2019 award for Outstanding Civic Entry.

Forums

Forums

The League live streamed this school board candidate forum in Kirkwood in March 2020.

Scheduled Forums
LWV St Louis members march for Equal Rights Amendment 2020

Educating and Empowering Voters for 100 Years

Our members marching for equality at the Equal Rights Amendment March 2020

Read about the LWV Centennial Anniversary

Metro St. Louis

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.

VOTE411   

Election Protection

Action Alerts

Sign up to help with Election Protection work at ProtecttheVote.net. The League is sponsoring a training for field work at 11 on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Amendment 3
Event Date: 
Oct 13 2020 - 12:00pm

UMSL Political Science Professor David Kimball will go through Amendment 3 and reasons he's against this gerrymandering plan. To join the Lunch n Learn, go to 

21stJudges

Action Alerts

The League hosts a Meet the Judges panel for city voters tonight at 7 pm. To watch the Zoom webinar, click here.

VOTE411
Blog Post
Smoke
News

The Clean Missouri coalition is pleased that TV ads are now airing to help voters understand the smoke and mirrors of Amendment 3. 

Library

Action Alerts

League volunteers were at 53 area libraries on Saturday, Sept. 26, to answer voter questions and help area residents register to vote and apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot.

Garino
News

St. Louis recognized the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment in a variety of ways:

Louise Quote
News

Missouri's NAACP and LWVMO are suing to make sure voters don't have to choose between their health and their right to vote in 2020 elections.

Ferguson Mayor Ella Jones

Ella Jones shared her vision for the future with League members at the June 17 annual meeting. As the first African-American and first woman elected as Mayor of Ferguson, she said people who aren't satisfied with leadership should register and vote in 2020. “Voting is very, very important. It can change your life. A lot of people are registering to vote now because they want to change the leadership in November." To hear that excerpt, click here

Vote

Action Alerts

If you're not registered to vote at your current address, the deadline to register is Oct. 7 for the Nov. 3 general election.

Safer Voting
News

In the last hour of the legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly approved changes to the absentee ballot process that Governor Mike Parson signed in early June.

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

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The Missouri Equal Suffrage Association became the League of Women Voters of St. Louis on November 13, 1919.