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League of Women Voters : 100 Years

History

Since 1920 The League of Women Voter's has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believe that voters should play a critical role in democracy. Learn more...

 

Official Voter's Guides          (1961-2019)

Please enjoy this collection of Westport's League of Women's Voter Guides.  In 2005, using funds from the Historic Document Preservation grant, the Town Clerk, Patricia Strauss, imaged previous publications of this Guide in an effort to preserve some election history of previous candidates as well as the election process.

 

Know Your Town Officials

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Directory of Officials, Agencies & Services 

 

Contact LWV Westport

The League of Women Voters of Westport CT

PO Box 285

Westport CT, 06881-0285

(203) 293-7687

LWVWestportCT@yahoo.com

 

Join their Centennial Celebration

When: Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 1:30 PM  3:30 PM

Where: Wesport Women's Club @ 44 Imperial Avenue Westport, CT, 06880

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters and the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

Join the Westport League for high tea, to mingle with friends, and hear a presentation by Kathie Bennewitz Town Art Curator on The Centennial of the 19th Amendment and League of Women Voters: Westport Women Claim Their Vote.  Don your hat to enter a “Best Hat” contest. Learn more...

About The League

The League of Women Voters of Westport was founded in 1949 by six women. In their research, they discovered that Westport had no charter for town government. A Westport Charter Revision Commission was established that included LWV members. The resulting charter was approved by a special act of the state legislature. 

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

 

What Else Does the League Do? 

Health Care Reform

Every U.S. resident should have access to affordable, quality health care, including birth control and the privacy to make reproductive choices.  Read more ...

The Environment

As citizens of the world we must protect our planet from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity. Read more...

Census

The U.S. Census is required under the U.S. Constitution to occur every 10 years and is the process of counting every resident in the country. For the first time ever, in 2020 the Census will be primarily digitally based. Read More... 

Did You Know? ...

In 1998 The League of Women Voters of Westport was given this award for the most colorful display in the Memorial Day Parade. 

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League of Women Voter's will ring in 2020 in the Rose Parade! 

The League of Women Voters is proud to announce the League will be featured on the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float in the Rose Parade on January 1, 2020. The League of Women Voters leaders will ride on a Rose Parade float to commemorate women’s suffrage. 

2020 float: Years of Hope. Years of Courage

 

Register to Vote Now!

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From the Catalog

The library owns Scrapbooks put together by The League of Women Voters of Westport. They contain reproductions of newspaper articles, many with photographs and correspondences, etc. These materials are part of our non-circulating Reference collection. Learn more...