Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters, 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.

November Public Policy Luncheon

November 16 – 11:45 AM – The Lourie Center

Our speaker this month is John Ruoff. Come and hear a lively and informative talk on all manner and forms of voter suppression - ranging from state voter identification laws, to redistricting, to the President's new Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity. Understanding the many obstacles to voting is critical to our taking next steps to effectively combat these actions.

All are welcome, but reservations for a catered lunch are required no later than Wednesday NOON, November 15, 2016. Cost of lunch: $10.00 (Attendees may bring a lunch) Please RSVP to Susan James: or call 256-6822

Sarah Leverette Birthday Fundraiser

December 1, 2017 – 401 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC – 6PM - 9PM

RSVP to Susan James at or call (803) 256-6822.

Join us in celebrating the 98th birthday of our treasured member, Sarah Leverette. In lieu of gifts, Sarah would like for you to donate to the League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area (LWVCA).

A dollar for each birthday year would be nice, but all gifts will be accepted. If you would like your gift to be tax deductible, please add "EF" (Education Fund) to the abbreviation.

You can mail checks here, where we will receive the full amount of your donation:

League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area
P. O. Box 12541
Columbia, SC 29211

Or donate to us through PayPal

Who We Are

The LWV of the Columbia Area represents members living in Richland and Lexington Counties. Membership in our league is open to all persons living in the Columbia area aged 16 and older.

Special Members

Sarah Leverette and Keller Barron honored by USC Sarah Leverette and Keller Baron are lifetime members of the Leage of Women Voters of the Columbia Area. Their papers, letters, and records were placed in the USC Political Collections Library. They were honored with a celebration on March 10, 2016, at the Hollings Special Collections Library. The event honored the creation of the Sarah Leverette Collection.