The League of Women Voters of Kentucky, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Members include both women and men. The League of Women Voters is an outgrowth of the suffragist movement. Carrie Chapman Catt founded the organization in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held only six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 57-year struggle. The League works with citizens through the American political process to bring about constructive change. We REGISTER voters and DEFEND voting rights. We MONITOR government activities – including city councils, school boards, state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. We EDUCATE citizens about their rights and responsibilities. We SPONSOR candidate forums and public issue forums. We STUDY issues in order to reach member consensus. And we TAKE ACTION by lobbying, testifying and educating legislators on issues we care about. As a nonpartisan body, the League takes action on ISSUES. We do not support or oppose candidates or parties.
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