Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

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 or phone us at 502-895-5218.
When you join LWVL, you also become a member of national, state and local leagues -- three levels of government and legislative activity.

Citizen Award Reminder

Nominations are now open for the Citizen Award, which honors those who, in their volunteer life, personify the mission of the League of Women voters which is to promote informed and active participation in the democratic process. Any League member or other citizen of this area may make nominations. The award will be made at the League annual meeting in early June. The deadline is April 1. More details . . . Citizen Award.

Dinner & Democracy: Making Democracy Work

Program: Forum on Restorative Justice Monday, March 18, 2019 with speakers: Thomas Williams, Attorney, Co-host of Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville; Judge Angela McCormick Bisig, Jefferson County Circuit Judge, Member of the Kentucky Supreme Court's Racial Fairness Task Force; and Libby Mills, Executive Director, Restorative Justice Louisville. Restorative Justice involves, as much as possible, those with a stake in a specific offense and collectively identifies and addresses harms, needs and obligations, so as to heal and put things as right as possible. The Restorative Justice Program began in the Louisville police's Second Division and has expanded to the First and Fourth Divisions. More details . . . March 18, 2019 D&D

~ Dinner 5:30 p.m. & Program @ 6 p.m.~
~ Public Invited ~
Reservations NOT needed -- gratefully accept donations for dinner.


March 20th, Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m. at Lang House. Choice of two Books for March: Wall Between by Anne Braden
Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South by Catherine Fosl.
Is there a book you've read and want to discuss? Send us an email at with your suggestion. Must be non-fiction. We meet every 3rd Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be a member -- just an inquiring mind! When you send your suggestion, let us know if you want to be the discussion leader.

League of Women Voters of Louisville Positions

League's position on Education, Local Housing and more: League Positions

Election Information You Need!

Build your ballot with our online voters' guide! Type in your address to see the races on your ballot. Candidates' positions can be compared side-by-side, and you may print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day. Check out our resources for military and overseas voters!

Go to for details.