Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, nonprofit political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
What does the League do?
We educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
- We encourage individual participation in the political process.
- We inform through in-depth, objective study.
- We monitor local, state and national government bodies and activities.
- We register voters.
- We sponsor candidate debates and public issue forums.
Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment – Women Vote
The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) grew out of the long struggle to achieve the vote for women. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women in the United States the right to vote, was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest nationally. In response to the 19th Amendment, members of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association formed a new organization: a national League of Women Voters. Jane Brooks, Wichita, president of the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association, was the first permanent national LWV chair. She returned from the national suffrage convention to start the first local League in the nation in Wichita. See plans for our year long celebration.
Keep up to date on our Kansas Legislature with LWVK Legislative Liaison, Paul Johnson’s, Policy Watch.
New Jail and Jail Reform for Saline County
We further encourage County citizens to attend a series of community conversations this winter and spring that will be organized by the Citizens for Jail Reform group. For more info see the STATEMENT by Saline County Citizens for Jail Reform. Read the League’s position on criminal justice reform.
Encourage your Senators to pass HR 1 – the For the People Act of 2019
This bill addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, political spending, and ethics for the three branches of government. Read the details of this important legislation then call your Senators.
To get a free Kansas photo ID, go to www.gotvoterid.com
To find your polling place, your districts and your voting history, go to Vote411
Documentary proof of citizenship is NOT required when registering to vote, per the Federal District Court ruling on June 18, 2018, by Judge Julie Robinson declaring the Kansas Documentary Proof of Citizenship law violated the National Voter Registration Act and the U.S. Constitution.
People Powered Fair Maps Campaign
The People Powered Fair MapsTM Campaign is a national redistricting campaign of the League of Women Voters focused on creating fair political maps nationwide. The campaign includes actions in all 50 states + D.C. The work will look different in each state, but the campaign is comprised of five major focus areas: Ballot Initiatives or Referendums, State Constitutional Options, State Legislative Fixes, Federal Legislative Fixes, Civic Engagement & Education. Each state will engage in at least one of the four focus areas through advocacy, education, organizing and mobilization, partnerships, litigation, and/or protection/defensive action.