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.

January Planning Meeting

January 18 – 11:45 AM – The Lourie Center

In lieu of a public policy luncheon, we'll be planning our agenda for 2018. Christina Goodwin will lead the meeting as we review League positions and set our priorities for the upcoming year.

All League members are welcome, but reservations for a catered lunch are required no later than Wednesday NOON, January 17, 2018. Cost of lunch: $10.00 (Attendees may bring a lunch) Please RSVP to Susan James: sc.susanbjames@gmail.com or call 256-6822

LWV Response to the President's Discriminatory Comments

From LWV President Chris Carson – "We are appalled and disgusted by President Trump's racist statement yesterday. Language and ideals like this have no place in our society, and certainly not in our White House.

"This administration has done little but implement policies that endorse discrimination against immigrants and communities of color. As a country of immigrants, we are made stronger by our diversity, and that we have crude and bigoted slurs emerging from the Oval Office is shameful.

"This, now denied, comment from President Trump occurred during a meeting around a bipartisan compromise to extend protections on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); a policy the administration called an end for last year. The League of Women Voters urges our leaders to pass a clean DREAM Act to protect, not turn away, the 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States as children. We support the Dreamers, who are Americans in everything but the name.

"We can and we must do better to be vigilant about speaking out against racism. We must stand up as a nation and say this is unacceptable."

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.