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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.

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.

Our July Newsletter

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Importance of Rural Voting with Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers

Watch the recording!
Our online conversation with Lt. Gov. Rogers touched on lots of issues relevant to rural elections.

Where to watch:
🔹 on YouTube
🔹 on Facebook

Sign language interpretation was provided during the webcast. The recording will eventually include Spanish and English captions. (Give us a little time to get that done, please.)

Women’s Suffrage Book Club

July 22, Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Evergreen Library, 2601 N Arkansas Ave (map)
In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. in 2020, the Library is hosting a quarterly book club dedicated to reading about the history of that event. The current selection is African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. Analyzing the women’s own stories, the author examines why they joined the woman suffrage movement in the United States and how they participated in it – with white women, Black men, as members of African American women’s organizations, or simultaneously in all three. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Sharon Cranford, LWV board member.

A limited number of books are available for check-out at the Evergreen Branch Library. Registration is required; call 316-303-8181 or register online. This program is limited to 20 participants. Face masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Photo of Dr. Cranford by Storytime Village, taken at the Maya Angelou Library in 2014

Digital Democracy on Tap: Elections During COVID-19

Thank you to everyone who joined us. We reached at least 1,000 people for the live discussion and thousands more have watched the recording since then. Kudos to KMUW​’s Engage ICT​ for hosting an informative discussion on how the upcoming elections will continue in Sedgwick County amid the pandemic.

Watch the conversation now!
🔹 on Facebook
🔹 on EngageICT.org
🔹 on YouTube

Wichita Public Library created a list of further reading and resources on this topic. Download the PDF: bit.ly/ElectionsCOVIDreading

🔸 Kenya M. Cox, President, Kansas NAACP
🔸 Ron Heminway, incoming freshman, The University of Kansas
🔸 Danielle Johnson, Assistant Director, WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion
🔸 Tabitha Lehman, Election Commissioner, Sedgwick County Government
🔸 Carole Neal, Voter Service Co-Chair, League of Women Voters – Wichita Metro

Check out our complete calendar.

Have you renewed your membership?

LWV Wichita-Metro’s dues year is from July 1 to June 30. Renew here.

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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