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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.



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.



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

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.


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.


Nonpartisan judges on the ballot participated in League forums before the 2020 election.

Webster Groves Reverse Parade

Webster Groves Reverse Parade

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


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.


League Registrars

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



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.   

Prop D

Voters overwhelmingly approved election reform in St. Louis City on Nov. 3. Prop D for Democracy won with 68 percent of the vote.

Click here for results of the Nov. 3 election from the Secretary of State. You can also access results from St. Louis County, St. Louis City or St. Charles County.


Voters narrowly approved Amendment 3 on Nov. 3, overturning redistricting reforms approved two years ago.

Volunteers delivered more than 15,000 print Voter Guides to area libraries, nursing homes, Schnucks stores, and other sites before the Nov. 3 election. helped voters statewide learn about the candidates and ballot issues. Almost 19,000 voters used the online guide this election.

The League gives special thanks to Anne Sappington, Kathleen Farrell and other members who helped make this guide possible.



Action Alerts

The Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee reviewed the performance of 52 judges appointed under the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan.  All were recommended for retention and supported by voters.


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.


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

Louise Quote

While the Missouri Supreme Court did not 

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


Action Alerts

Your vote is your voice!

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.