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.

April Public Policy Luncheon

Representative Seth Rose, Richland County SC House District 72, will present a legislative update 11:45 on April 18 at the Lourie Center. See the April League Lines for more on Representative Rose.

Be sure to make a reservation with Susan James (sc.susanbjames@gmail.com) by noon on Wednesday, April 17.

Midlands Gives

The League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area is participating in the 2019 Midlands Gives online fundraiser on May 7, 2019. Scheduled giving starts April 23, 2019. Schedule your online gifts towards our goal of $2,000 beginning April 23, 2019 at http://www.midlandsgives.org/LWVColumbiaArea. Please call Anita T. Baker at 803-414-2564 with questions about giving online. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $2000!

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.