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The League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL), founded on November 26, 1920, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to women and men of all ages. For more information, email us at lwvlouisville [at] gmail.com or phone us at 502-895-5218.

When you join LWVL, you also become a member of nationalstate and local leagues -- three levels of government and legislative activity.

 

News and Upcoming Events:

The League of Women Voters of Louisville Office is open Monday - Thursday (12 noon - 5 p.m.). Those entering the Lang House must follow the COVID-19 Guidelines including wearing a mask. To ensure that meeting space is available, we ask that you contact Sylvia Lieshoff at 502-895-5218 to make arrangements. 

September

Virtual Book Discussion. Stay tuned for details.

Recommended Reading:

“Educated,” by Tara Westover, a memoir of a woman who grew up in an Idaho survivalist family and earned her Ph.D in history at Cambridge; it was selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the 10 best books of 2018.

“Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson, “the true story of Stevenson's efforts to free a poor black man in Alabama, Walter McMillian, who spent six years on death row for a murder he plainly did not commit, “ according to a National Public Radio review.

Carmichael’s Bookstore will deliver or mail books.

 October

The League will host a virtual Education Forum on October 12, 2020 featuring Dr. Marty Pollio, Superintendent; Cordelia Hardin, JCPS Chief Financial Officer and Diane Porter, Chair of the JCPS Board of Education. Check the website for further details coming shortly

November

Plans are underway for our 100th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for November 12, 2020. Check the website frequently for updates. Our speaker for the celebration is scheduled to be Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, a key figure in the national League’s history. She served two terms, from 1998 to 2002, as the League’s first and only African-American president. She is a university professor, a civil rights leader, and author of “The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Date: 
Jun 22 2020 - 5:30pm

Details will be coming for the League's virtual annual meeting. League members will elect officers, approve the budget and approve programs for our new year, which begins July 1.

Champaigne Toast
Event Date: 
Feb 17 2020 - 5:00pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LWVUS – 100 Years and Growing

February 17, OPEN HOUSE, 5 -8 p.m.

Guests, League members, and elected officials,

Audience listens attentively as the program gets underway.
Blog Post

On November 18th, League and community members gathered for our monthly community forum series, Dinner and Democracy.  Each month, the program focuses on a topic or issue that affects our community, and assembles a panel of experts to educate and