News, Views, and Announcements! Learn More
- See how the SLO League made news and read Letters to the Editor. Check future events with all the details of time, place, and Mapquest directions. and read the current newsletter, The VOTER.
Civil Discourse & Civility Learn More
- Civil Discourse events, news, resources. At a Program Planning meeting in January 2013, League members noted the lack of civility in public meetings, the media, and Congress. In traditional League fashion, members decided to study the issue and develop a plan of action.
Higher Education Study Learn More
- Public Higher Education in California is at a crossroads.
education, student loan debt, and the economic consequences for students, parents, the state of California, and the nation. What does the League of Women Voters plan to do?
Natural Resources Learn More
- The priority natural resource issues for the League of Women Voters California for 2017 - 2019 are listed briefly below. Visit the links for more information.
Policy priorities addressing San Luis Obispo County will be added as they are available.
Elections & Voting Learn More
- Information about voter registration and voting, your ballot for the next election and archives of past elections and results.
The Informed Citizen: All About Government Learn More
- Find links to city, county, state, and national elected officials.
Make Democracy Work. Join! Donate! Learn More
- Join Our Grassroots Organization. Here's How You Can and Why You Should
This year, the League of Women Voters celebrates its 96th anniversary. Founded by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on February 14, 1920 + just six months prior to passage of the 19th Amendment + the League was charged with "finish[ing] the fight" to ensure that every eligible voter has free and fair access to the polls. Ever since, the League has been at the forefront of efforts to empower citizens to play an active role in our democracy.
In honor of 96 years of Making Democracy Work ®, here are 10 ways the League has helped strengthen our democracy and ensure equality throughout the past century.
The League is one of our country's oldest and strongest nonpartisan civic organizations. Ninety-six years after the League was founded, we continue to hold fast to the belief that our nation is at its strongest when citizens are engaged with our democracy, from voting rights and voter education to campaign finance reform and environmental defense.
"There will never be a true democracy," said Chapman Catt, "until every responsible...adult in it, without regard to race, sex, color or creed has his or her own...voice in government."
Cheers to that and to the next 96 years and counting.