Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. LWV does not support nor oppose candidates or parties. The League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County was the first league formed in the state of Ohio in 1921. In 2020 the League of Women Voters will be celebrating 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. Leagues across the country continue to register voters and provide election information to voters and to the public.

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

2019-2020 Meeting and Event Calendar All events have been postponed or cancelled due to the protocols put into place to stop the Corona Virus. Check back for updates.

100th Anniversary Event Calendar All events have been postponed or cancelled due to the protocols put into place to stop the Corona Virus. Check back for updates.

LWVUS Convention will be virtual in 2020 We are still working through all details that a virtual Convention entails, but we can share the following with you:

  • Business sessions will be held on June 25+27, and we are planning the agenda with consideration towards all time zones.
  • We will host a full plenary and are working closely with our parliamentarian to observe all governance requirements for a virtual space. All requirements around delegates, quorum, and how we conduct our business will remain the same. Detailed instructions will be sent to all delegates ahead of the first plenary session.
  • We will include the Convention Awards as part of this virtual experience, and details can be found here.
  • All current registrants will receive a full refund. An email from our registration software will be sent with instructions soon. We are also offering registrants the option to convert their registration fee to a donation to the League of Women Voters Education Fund.
  • We are working with the hotels on all existing hotel reservations. All reservations will be cancelled at no penalty. We will alert you of any action required on your part as we receive that information from the hotels.
  • While it is unfortunate that we cannot gather in person to celebrate our 100th Anniversary and all of the amazing work our Leagues have done over the past two years, we are grateful to have technology available that will allow us to gather virtually. We are dedicated to making this a celebratory and productive experience for all attendees.

    Registration for the virtual Convention will open in early May, and we will provide further announcements and instructions as we have them.

    2019-2020 Topical Thursdays Schedule

    Topical Thursdays (TT) are informal informative events that offer education for LWVTLC Members and the Community on the topics that are featured in our Local, State and National Programs for Advocacy. When able current hot-button issues are also addressed, e.g. The 2020 Census. We have been fortunate to have excellent speakers. All members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn. TT's are held on the second Thursday of the month.

    Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change/ Ohio History Connection Display

    It's 2020! Happy Anniversary!

    The Ohio History Connection display, Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change, arrives in northwest Ohio on Monday, February 10. It will be in almost a dozen locations:

    All showings have been cancelled due to the protocols put in place to protect the public from the Corona Virus.

    Date & Time        Place        Description
    Thursday, June 4, 2020
    11 a.m.
      Making Ohio Election Ready. Get the latest from Jen Miller, ED of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, on how to improve election operations and access, even if public health concerns continue through the fall. This free digital event will end with a call to action for you to contact state and federal lawmakers about Making Ohio Election Ready! Click here to register today!
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    6 p.m.
      LWVO 100th Virtual Birthday Celebration. On June 16 th at 6pm (the day Ohio ratified the 19 th amendment), LWVO will have the honor of sharing with you three amazing trailblazers :

  • Virginia Kase + current CEO LWVUS
  • Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins + former LWVUS President and author
  • Jennifer Smith-Richards + Chicago Tribune reporter
  • We will discuss where we have been since women won the right to vote, where we are going and what lessons we can learn to make us stronger not only as an organization, but as individuals. As part of our celebration, we will be also be conducting a "virtual" raffle. We will be raffling PERSONALIZED AUTOGRAPHED copies of Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins' book: The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters.


    Monday, June 22, 2020
    5 p.m.
      Virtual Annual Meeting.