Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization -- open to both men and women -- whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices.
Are you ready to vote? Confused by all the partisan ads and mailings? You should have received nonpartisan Voter Guides from the Arizona Secretary of State (http://www.azsos.gov), Arizona Clean Elections (http://www.azcleanelections.gov), and from the county and the town in which you reside. Read them on the websites if you have lost yours. (Candidate debate videos are also available on the Clean Elections site.) Click on the Vote411 logo on the left side of this page for complete info on candidates and how to vote. Go to http://www.lwvaz.gov for the League of Women Voters guide to our statewide ballot propositions. Early voting is now in progress by ballot or in person -- or go to the polls on November 4th. Get educated and get out and vote!

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

When the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1920, women were permitted to vote on national issues for the first time. The League of Women Voters was formed with the thought that women needed enlightenment and encouragement to vote. Immediately, the League became involved with a number of significant issues -- and not just "women's issues." In 1976, the League invited men into full membership.

Our local league was formed in Sedona in 1988, expanded to include the Village of Oak Creek in 1990, and later expanded its scope and became the League of Women Voters of Sedona-Verde Valley in 1999. Just this year, we again changed our name -- to the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley. This name better reflects our regional focus throughout the Verde Valley.

We engage in voter service, citizen education, and political action on selected issues. We encourage the public to go to the polls with the best information available. We present forums where candidates can answer voters' questions directly and state their positions. We also present issue forums so that the public will have the information they need to decide how to vote.

Learn about us, join us, and help Make Democracy Work!!!

League of Women Voters: A Voice for Citizens; A Force for Change