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.

Welcome to the website of the Columbia Area League of Women Voters

Sarah Leverette and Keller Barron honored by USC Please join us, the members of the League of Women Voters of the Columbia, as we illustrate how we are Making Democracy Work. Voter Registration is one of our main goals, but beyond that, we are striving to find ways to actually get voters to the polls. We also have a vested interest in most of the official policy statements of the national organization. Our environment is showing the effects of global warming already. As an agricultural state, we carefully watch what our legal bodies try to accomplish. We are most concerned with energy sources being constructed and with our state's willingness to receive the nuclear wastes from outside our state. We worry about and speak to legislators concerning healthcare in the community. We welcome new citizens to our country. We provide education about our legislative groups both locally and for the state. We advocate more careful use of monies for our water and sewer systems and our roads and bridges.

Highlighted Events:

2016 Summer Social Photos "Thursday, September 15, 2016, Everything about Voting" 11:45 am, Lourie Center "Thursday, September 15, 2016, Anita Hill Day" 5:30 pm, 701 Whaley Street "Saturday, December __, 2016 Winter Social"<files/Holiday_2015_Flyer_-_DRAFT_N_-_Candles-1.pdf

Your Elected Officials

State of South Carolina Gov. signs ethics bills

Lexington County

Richland County

City of Columbia City Council of Columbia

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