The Montgomery County League of Women Voters stands in solidarity with all people across the U.S. who are protesting the brutal treatment of George Floyd and grieving his death.
The League’s mission, Empower Voters. Defend Democracy, compels us to work even harder with federal, state, and local government officials to enforce and to pass laws that promote a culture of equal rights and opportunities for everyone in America.
The National Museum of African American History and Cultural’s new online, interactive program, “Talking About Race,” helps individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society.
Mark your calendar
The LWVMC Civic Education Committee is offering MCPS teachers a free summer professional development workshop in civic education. Learn how the League of Women Voters can support you in your goal of creating citizens who actively participate in government. Two linked sessions: June 24, 7-9pm and July 1, 7-9pm. Read more & pre-register.
Census 2020: We’ve still got a ways to go. To keep up on our progress, learn how to use the US Census Bureau’s Self-response Rate Map; then be sure to do your part in ensuring that Montgomery County achieves a complete count!
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.
2020 Annual Meeting:
[Photo from 2019 annual meeting.]
✔ Readopted LWVMC policy positions on 19 issues. See Member Handbook for policy positions.
✔ Adopted the following studies: Vote By Mail, Preserving Farm Land in the Ag Reserve, Aging in MoCo, Economic Development, and Local Revenue. All study committees welcome new members; no experience necessary. See descriptions of studies in the Annual Meeting Workbook.
✔ Active Committees (15) reported on upcoming activities. See updates on committee work on our Committees page. Join; no experience needed. Contact info provided.