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.

Public Policy Luncheon

Did you miss our public policy luncheon Number of mid-term voters rises significantly.or just want a refresher on Professor Tompkins's lecture? He was kind enough to share his slides with us, which you can view in two parts: here and here.

Coming in 2019

Mark your calendars for January 22, 2019! We're hosting an evening forum on voting at the main branch of Richland Library at 1431 Assembly Street. The forum will focus on election security and a new voting system for South Carolina, as well as redistricting. More details to come soon!

The Surprising History of Gerrymandering

This video gives a history gerrymandering, a process that draws districts in such a way to ensure legislators pick their voters instead of voters picking their legislators.

Public Transportation

This video explains the history of public transportation in the US and why we must do better going forward. The Comet bus, Columbia, SC

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.

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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.