LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS - GCV
The League of Women Voters-GCV members are from Dunn County and the surrounding Chippewa Valley area. We are a non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process. Our activities include an active outreach to register voters and give them accurate information on voter laws.
Wisconsin League History
Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th amendment on June 10, 1919. The amendment granted suffrage to women in America. The ratification was the result of the efforts of many different women's rights groups that had been working since 1846. But it was surprising that Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the amendment; only seven years before, the state defeated an important suffrage referendum. continue reading...
National League History
Since 1920 we have been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that voters should play a critical role in democracy. The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association..... continue reading
Carrie Chapman Catt Biography
Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of LWV, was a well-known orator, political organizer, suffragette and advocate for world peace. continue reading