Votes for women 1920-2020

Women Power the Vote


The League began in 1920 as a “mighty political experiment” designed to help 20 million women carry out new voting responsibilities.  Rosanne Skirble, freelance writer for Montgomery Magazine, “One Hundred Years of Women’s Suffrage in Montgomery County, tells the story of LWVMC.

Lavinia Engle and her colleagues created a League of Women Voters in Montgomery County, in which women could teach each other “the things they needed to know to be effective citizens.”  Read her story.