Making Democracy work
League of Women Voters of Lafayette
Non-Partisan, League for Everyone
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Become a Member
By joining, you automatically become a member of the local, state, and national League of Women Voters .
What We’re Up To
Redistricting Discussion with Mike Hefner
The LWV Lafayette hosted a zoom session with Acadiana demographer Mike Hefner to discuss all things redistricting in Louisiana. See here for video of event.
LWV on Redistricting
February, 2022. LWVLA President, M. Christian Green testified at the Lafayette Parish and City Council special session on redistricting. LWV of Lafayette adopted a motion at its annual meeting in February affirming positions taken by the state league...
Lafayette schools pause voter drives
In 2022 our drives at LPSS high schools were paused as guidance from the Secretary of State’s office engaged the Lafayette Parish School Board in election activities.Read here for more information regarding our efforts to host voter registration drives in...
Make an Impact
Gain experience working on issues that influence public policy.
Get involved in your community and play an active role in our democracy.
Find Your Niche
We are not a single issue organization.
Follow your passion and the part you play, whether small or large, is valuable.
The League is wholeheartedly political and influences policy through advocacy and education. Though we mobilize people to create civic change, the League is strictly nonpartisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for office. The League takes action on an issue when we have a position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. These positions exist at the local, state, and national levels of the League, and are always the result of thorough study and membership consensus.
How We “Work”
The league has standing and ad hoc committees that do the “work” of the league. Committee chairs do not have to serve on the Leadership Team, but many do at some point. Flexibility in matching members’ skill sets with their interests and time availability has provided a workable balance. As needed, committee chairs keep the leadership team apprised via the spokesperson and facilitator. These communications ensure that continuity of business is maintained by the subsequent facilitators.
As a league member, there are limitless opportunities to:
- Build your participation in the democratic process
- Study key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner
- Seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management
- Increase public dialogue in your community
- Create lasting change where we live
- Have fun and make friendships for life
READY TO JOIN?
We are an inclusive community of action and diverse thinkers. The opportunities to learn and make an impact are plentiful.