Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

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.

Our Top Issues

Voter Services/Voter Protection
Program Lead: Krishna Mondal

Public Education
Program Leads: Ruth Ann Groh and Niki Jordan

Health Care & Medicaid Expansion
Program Lead: Janet Hoy

Violence Against Women
Program Lead: Krishna Mondal

Gun Violence Prevention
Program Lead: Kate Douglas Torrey

If you are interested in learning more about our work or volunteering to help with any of these issues, please contact the individuals indicated. It's your chance to get involved and make a difference!

Any citizen over 18, male or female, may become a voting and active member of the League.


LWV CHALLENGING VOTER RESTRICTIONS IN COURT The fight for voting rights has been urgent in North Carolina, where the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and co-plaintiffs headed to trial in their landmark federal challenge of the state's 2013 anti-voter bill. The law, one of the nation's strictest, cut common-sense early voting opportunities and stripped Election-Day registration and out-of-precinct voting--all with the result of leaving disproportionate numbers of minority voters on the sidelines come Election Day. While thousands took to the streets in a massive protest against the law, lawyers for the League and other groups, together with the U.S. Department of Justice, argued in court that the law is discriminatory and that it posed barriers for untold numbers of voters in 2014.

The North Carolina League is actively participating in federal trials to restore poll access across the state. For the most recent news, follow the LWV Blog.

The League of Women Voters of NC has won a victory for the citizens of North Carolina! The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the 2011 redistricting plan that packed NC legislative and US Congressional districts based on race must be reconsidered by the NC Supreme Court in light of the recent ruling in the Alabama redistricting case.

The League has a long-standing position in support of districts that are compact, convenient, and contiguous; that reflect a community of interest; and that comply with the National Voting Rights Acts. Furthermore, the responsibility for redistricting should reside with an independent agency that is not beholden to a political party. In addition, the League supports an open, transparent redistricting process that allows for citizen input.

Read the latest coverage here.


Voting is a Right

The League continues to fight against the destructive effects of voter suppression while also urging full compliance with and protection of important federal laws like the National Voter Registration Act and the Voting Rights Act.

What You Can Do: Register to vote and VOTE!!!! Voting is your chance to elect those who will make decisions about our economy, education, environment, and health care. Read more