Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL) 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, visit

FYI from President Pat

The January 2015 issue of Louisville Magazine has a thought-provoking article about the coal industry in Kentucky.

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion

Noon, Thursday, February 12, at Lang House. Fran Wagner will lead a discussion on Jonathan Haidt's Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Anyone wanting to suggest a book, or volunteer to lead a discussion, should contact the League at

Increasing the Minimum Wage: Whose Reality is it?

Come join us on Monday, February 16, at Lang House to discuss this worthy topic. Speakers: Representative from Kentucky Center for Economic Policy & University Economics Professor & Representative from Chamber of Commerce.

Legislature Day

February 25, Wednesday -- Kentucky League Day in Frankfort.


George Schuhmann, the Deputy Chair of our Campaign Finance Reform Committee has recently been appointed as one of ten members on the US League's Money In Politics (MIP) Committee. He is a retired Attorney, and has been an activist regarding this matter since the Citizens United decision in 2010 greatly expanded the amount of money that can be spent to influence elections. The MIP committee is charged with providing educational materials and activities to inform LWV members and the citizenry about complex issues around money in politics. It is charged with preparing an update on the League's position as to whether financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment. This will involve two years' of study and a consensus process to prepare a leaders' guide and consensus questions for LWVUS Board approval.

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!

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