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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, which encourages informed and active participation in government. It does not support candidates or political parties. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Message From LWVUS About the January 21st. Women's March

The LWVUS Board of Directors met this past weekend and discussed whether the League should participate officially in the planned Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. The board considered feedback from the State Presidents call, the State Presidents/ED listserv, and the State Executive Director calls to inform its decision. We also considered information about the March available online. After a thoughtful discussion weighing the pros and cons, the board decided that LWVUS is not planning to officially participate in the Women's March. We believe in the freedom of assembly as a cornerstone of our open democracy. We support political activism and encourage people across the United States to let their voices be heard. If League members wish to attend this event, we do not discourage it. We kindly request that League members do not wear League buttons or carry League signs in this march. We will monitor the organization of this event and if additional information emerges before January 21 that indicates it will be a non-partisan diverse, and inclusive event, the LWVUS may reconsider its decision.

Chris Carson, President/Chair League of Women Voters of the United States League of Women Voters Education Fund 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036 Facebook: @leagueofwomenvoters Twitter: @LWV http://www.lwv.org| Making Democracy Work™ | http://www.VOTE411.org

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