logo for the League of Women Voters of Wichita-Metro

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 March Newsletter

We have lots of events coming up & news to share. Read more.

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Click here to download the list of Centennial events updated March 7, 2020. Note that all in-person events and meetings have been cancelled, postponed, or moved to phone or online platforms through at least April 14.

LWV New Members Reception

March 22, Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Clubhouse Villas – Wilson Estates, 9400 E. Wilson Estates Pkwy
This informal gathering hosted by the Voter Services Committee will be rescheduled. If you need more info, reach out to wichitametrolwv@gmail.com.

TUESDAY TOPICS: Renewable Energy

March 24, 2020, Tuesday, noon-1 p.m., Advanced Learning Library
This event is cancelled. Hopefully the speakers can be rescheduled at another time.

LWV Monthly Meeting

April 7, Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library
This event is cancelled.

Suffrage Book Club

April 22, Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, Boardroom
The second session in our Suffrage Book Club series as Dr. Sharon Cranford hosts a discussion of “African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850 – 1920” (1998) by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn.

Plan to read the book and come prepared to discuss it. Books will be available for checkout beginning Mar. 27.

Call 261-8500 or visit wichitalibrary.org/events to register. This event is free and all are welcome.

LWV Kansas Council in Emporia

April 25, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Emporia
This is a great opportunity to network with other Leagues. Discounted advance registration ($60) is available until April 18. Your registration includes continental breakfast and lunch, in addition to all programs on the agenda. Registration is $65 after April 18. Register online today!

TUESDAY TOPICS: Where Do You Get Your News?

April 28, 2020, Tuesday, noon-1 p.m., Advanced Learning Library
The world of news reporting has undergone drastic changes in the past 20 years, and even more so in recent years. When you are looking for news, what sources are you using? Learn more about how media outlets have adapted to the changing environment from a panel of experts. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

This event is open to everyone. Check out our complete calendar.

LWV Wichita-Metro Annual Meeting

May 5, Tuesday, 5:30-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway
Members will vote on a new slate of officers and board members, 2020-21 Budget, and bylaw changes. All members will receive detailed Annual Meeting Packets by email in April.

Check out our complete calendar.

LWV National Convention in Washington, DC.

June 25-28, Thursday-Sunday
We will have 4-5 delegates attend. Any Leaguer is welcome to join the group. For more information, email info@lwvwichita.org or go to lwv.org/registration2020convention.

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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