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

November 15 – 11:45 – Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle Columbia, SC 29201

Professor Mark Tompkins will share his analysis of election results. He joined the faculty at USC in 1976 in the Department of Government and International Studies and the School of Public Health, teaching public policy and health policy, U.S. institutions, South Carolina government, and politics. He is currently working in the South Carolina Political Collections of the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library on two projects involving twentieth century leaders in the State. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, BBC, ABC, and most of the State's major media outlets.

All League members are welcome. Reservations for a catered lunch are required no later than Wednesday NOON, November 14. Cost of lunch: $10.00 (Attendees may bring a lunch) Please RSVP to Susan James: or call 256-6822

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.

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.