Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work

Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley. And welcome to 2018, "The Year of the Empowered Voter!"

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization -- open to both men and women -- whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices.

Wednesday May 16, 12:30-2:00PM: Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta will address "Census Crisis: When You're Not Counted, You Don't Count" - the impact of the pending census crisis on Arizona and Arizonans. At the Sedona Library, 3250 White Bear Rd,. Sedona. Liz has been an outspoken advocate about the need for an accurate count. Bring your lunch -- beverages will be provided There are concerns that the census may not be funded adequately, resulting in adverse consequences for many constituencies in our State. Wednesday, May 16, 12:30-2:00pm at the Sedona Library.

Later on Wednesday May 16, 6:30-8:30PM: LWV Political Film Club hosts a free showing of "Political Animals: When Women Lead, Leaders Follow" - Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century + the gay rights movement - through the eyes of four elected women - a group often left out of gay histories until now. This film shows how their legislation brought about change in laws and societal acceptance, the strategies behind this incremental change, and what tough bargains had to be made to get us to where we are today. While legislators often follow the will of the people, these visionary women were brave pioneers in creating lasting and significant social change.

 Ed Program May 21 - The Minority Vote

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

When the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1920, women were permitted to vote on national issues for the first time. The League of Women Voters was formed with the thought that women needed enlightenment and encouragement to vote. Immediately, the League became involved with a number of significant issues -- and not just "women's issues." In 1976, the League invited men into full membership.

Our local league was formed in Sedona in 1988, expanded to include the Village of Oak Creek in 1990, and later expanded its scope and became the League of Women Voters of Sedona-Verde Valley in 1999. Just this year, we again changed our name -- to the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley. This name better reflects our regional focus throughout the Verde Valley.

We engage in voter service, citizen education, and political action on selected issues. We encourage the public to go to the polls with the best information available. We present forums where candidates can answer voters' questions directly and state their positions. We also present issue forums so that the public will have the information they need to decide how to vote.

Learn about us, join us, and help Make Democracy Work!!!

League of Women Voters: A Voice for Citizens; A Force for Change