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 lwvlouisville@gmail.com 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.

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 4, 2018 -- LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF LOUISVILLE ANNUAL MEETING (Please read details below.)

Dinner & Democracy -- MONDAY, MAY 21

Education Program: How will our students be affected by a takeover of JCPS?
Invitees are school board member, Diane Porter (Chair); Chris Harmer of AROS (Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools); Dr. Wayne Lewis, Interim State Superintendent; Rev. C. Milton Seymore of the State Board of Education; and Brent McKim, President JCTA. Receipt of all responses from invitees still pending.

  • Light Buffet at 5:30 p.m.
  • Program from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Donations for dinner accepted.
  • Location: Lang House: 115 South Ewing Ave., 40206
  • Public invited!

2018 League of Women Voters of Kentucky Council

Renewing their acquaintance are Richard Heine, a member of the Lexington League, and Mary Jo Rodgers of the Louisville League.


The 2018 Kentucky League of Women Voters Council was held April 13th and 14th in Lexington, Kentucky.

The 2018 Council Agenda included usual annual business items and two speakers, Fayette County Clerk, Don Blevins, Jr. on "Does my vote still count or is the whole system compromised?" and Allyson Cox Taylor, Executive Director, Office of Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, Kentucky Attorney General on "The State of Child Trafficking in Kentucky."


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SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 4, 2018 -- LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF LOUISVILLE ANNUAL MEETING

Steven Levitsky (L) & Daniel Ziblatt

Monday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, University of Louisville. Guest speakers are authors of How Democracies Die -- Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, Professors of Government at Harvard.

"Since the end of the Cold War, most democratic break-downs have been caused not by generals and soldiers but by elected governments themselves."
  • 5:00 Wine and Conversation
  • 5:30 Business Meeting
  • 6:30 Dinner and Program
  • University Club located at 200 E. Brandeis Ave. Louisville, KY 40208.
  • Cost: $50. Mail check to League of Women Voters, 115 S. Ewing Ave., Louisville, KY 40206, PAYABLE TO LWV LOUUISVILLE.
  • Tickets must be pre-paid by MAY 29, 2018

March 19, 2018 -- Dinner & Democracy

Click here to view the video of our Dinner & Democracy meeting -- Reconciliation: White and Black Women Work for Voting Rights. ============================================================

BROWN BAG BOOK DISCUSSION


Book: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger.
May 16, Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Lang House, 115 South Ewing Avenue.
Discussion Leader: Barb Kelty
~ Public Invited ~
Is there a book you've read and want to discuss? Send us an email at LWVLouisville@gmail.com with your suggestion. Must be non-fiction. Come join us!

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League of Women Voters of Louisville Positions

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

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