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

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion

Noon, Thursday, January 22 at Lang House. Judy Lippmann will lead a discussion on Elizabeth Warren's A Fighting Chance. Anyone wanting to suggest a book, or volunteer to lead a discussion, should contact the League at

Also FYI from President Pat: The January issue of Louisville Magazine has a thought provoking article about the coal industry in Kentucky.

STATEMENT TO LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCIL by League of Women Voters of Louisville, Pat Murrell, President

"The League of Women Voters encourages citizen participation in government and has always supported accountability, transparency, and ethical behavior in government as fundamental to a functioning democracy. Ethics in government is an issue in which the Council, the League, and the public have shown increased interest." Please Read More

Mayor Fisher Signs CEDAW -- November 14, 2014

Pictured with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer are: From left to right, Michael Aldridge (ACLU); Teena Halbig (President KY Division UNA-USA); Tina Ward-Pugh (Metro Louisville Councilwoman); Mary Sue Barnett (Chair, Louisville CEDAW Coalition, and Director, Women's Center at Louisville Seminary); Sariena Sampson (JCPS Educator); Victoria Markell (League of Women Voters)
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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.

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