About Us

About Us

Women Power The Vote

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What We Believe:   The League of Women Voters believes in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

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

Mission:    Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis is a 501(c)3 organization which has two separate and distinct roles:

    • Voters Service/Citizen Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.
    • Action/Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

Nancy J. Miller and Louise T. Wilkerson are co-presidents in 2020. See the Leadership Roster approved at the June 17 Annual Meeting.

Our Core Values

  • We are a nonpartisan political membership organization.
  • We believe that grassroots initiatives and consensus building are the strengths of our organization.
  • We believe that our organization models the principles of good governance.
  • We consider well before taking action and prepare well before beginning to act.
  • We believe that citizenship requires knowledge, as well as the ability and will to act.
  • We believe that the responsibility of good government rests on the shoulders of its citizens.
  • We believe that the rights of citizens at home and abroad are interdependent.

Other League Organizations

Our members are also members of:
There are chapters throughout Missouri. Find more information at:

External Resources

  • VOTE411 - One stop shop for local election and candidate info, including polling place and more. Content is updated for upcoming elections 4-6 weeks before the election date. VOTE411

WOMEN

  • Women in World History Curriculum - Biographies, lesson plans, resources. Women in World History
  • African American Women in Suffrage - Many African American women were highly active in the woman suffrage movement. In the antebellum period, like Anglo women, many black women became active abolitionists and supporters of women's rights. African American Suffragettes
  • Women's Suffrage and the Question of Color - An essay on race relations in the suffrage movement. Question of Color
  • The Suffrage Movement -A brief overview of women's suffrage. The Suffrage Movement