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Serving the people of Sedgwick County and the Wichita metro area

Our Mission:

Empowering voters. Defending democracy.

Our Vision:

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, open to both women and men, encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

November 13: Green Spaces vs. Private Development

Join us at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd Street, program at 6pm

Bring a brown bag dinner. Doors open 5:30, program at 6pm.

The competing interest of public green space vs. private development is nothing new.  Joni Mitchell’s song “Big Yellow Taxi” summed it up:  “…They pave paradise to put up a parking lot.”  In times of economic downturn, how important is it to keep and maintain City park facilities when developers are willing to purchase the land for private development?  Are the two compatible?  And how should the leaders decide when the two come into conflict?  Troy Houtman, Director of Parks for the City of Wichita , and Scot Rigby, Assistant City Manager Development Services (Division of Economic Development) will join us for this discussion on how Wichita balances its economic interests with the need for open green spaces.

What does the League do?

  • We educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
  • We encourage individual participation in the political process.
  • We inform through in-depth, objective study.
  • We monitor local, state and national government bodies and activities.
  • We register voters.
  • We sponsor candidate forums and public issue forums.

Join us to Make Democracy Work!

You can make a difference! Join LWVWichita and start making a difference in our community. League membership is open to all women and men from age 16.

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