Celebrating 101 Years

While the League’s 100th year took many unexpected turns—a global pandemic, economic hardship, a reenergized social justice movement—it proved to be a profound moment for our organization and for our democracy.

With your support, the League protected ballot access for 23 million Americans in the courts, battled mis- and disinformation campaigns with VOTE411.org, launched the first-ever Vote Early Day with our partners, and recruited a new generation of poll workers.

Our 2020 election work didn’t stop on December 31, as we helped organize strong voter turnout in the January 5 special U.S. Senate elections in Georgia. We partnered with key voting rights organizations on an Election Day Voter Protection Hotline. We pressed for more ballot drop boxes, mailed 466,000 voter information postcards, sent over 415,000 get-out-the-vote texts, and launched a major media initiative—billboards, radio, social media—to reach early and absentee voters. In all, we reached more than 1 million Georgia voters, leading to a historic turnout.

We prepare to celebrate our 101st birthday in the wake of another epic milestone—the election of the first Black, South Asian, and female vice president of the United States—with more energy and optimism about the role of women in leadership than ever before. But 2020 also showed us we have much more work to do—and we need you with us.

Your continued support is essential as the League turns our attention to other critical priorities, including People Powered Fair Maps™ (PPFM), our transformative initiative to reform redistricting. We are counting on your support to help us put power back into the hands of the people in our push for citizen-led redistricting.

Thank you for your ongoing support and solidarity. With gratitude,

Dr. Turner
President, LWVUS

P.S. At a time of unprecedented challenge and change, we urgently need your participation. Please make a gift in honor of the League’s 101st birthday, powering our work to protect the public interest, expand voting rights, and end partisan and racial gerrymandering.  

With gratitude,