©LWV of Toledo-Lucas County
About The League of Women Voters
The League is the original grassroots network.
The League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County was the first league formed in the state of Ohio.
A nonpartisan political organization, LWV encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The LWV does not support or oppose candidates or political parties and provides the opportunity to be active and involved in local, state and national issues. The League works through the American political process and with the citizens of this country to bring about constructive change.
Carrie Chapman Catt first proposed a League of Women Voters to "finish the fight" and work to end all discrimination against women. The League of Women Voters was founded on Valentine's Day in 1920, six months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
The LWVUS and the State and local Leagues study issues and their implications such as alternatives to incarceration and health care reform. The public is cordially invited and urged to attend our General Meetings and Candidate Forums.
Our purpose is to:
Inform you about governmental issues;
Provide up-to-date election information;
Encourage your activities in the democratic system;
Help you contact your elected officials;
Provide links to other useful sites;
And to provide information about The League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County.
We hope you find the information on this website useful, attend our General Meetings and be a concerned and involved citizen.