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.

In the News

As we approach the centennial of women's suffrage over the next year, we'll be sharing articles and resources that examine the history around women winning the right to vote. Like many things in the United States, race played a crucial role in how the issue was framed.

"What took so long for women to win the right to vote? Racism is one reason." - Elizabeth Cobbs, Washington Post

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 Barron are lifetime members of the League 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.