Making Democracy work

League of Women Voters of Lafayette

Non-Partisan, League for Everyone

Voter Resources

Want to know what’s on the ballot and more? Check out our most recent non-partisan voter guide.

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

2023 Annual Meeting

2023 Annual Meeting

LWV Lafayette held its annual meeting on November 11, 2023. Members reviewed the past year and discussed ideas for future actions over brunch. It was great to see everyone!

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LWV State Convention

LWV State Convention

The League of Women Voters hosted its state convention in Lafayette in March of 2023. Several LWV Lafayette members helped with the event, hosted at Vermilionville. The theme of the convention was “EnviroCivics: Climate, Communities, and Democracy." We...

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2023 Candidate Forums (with videos)

2023 Candidate Forums (with videos)

During the 2023 election season the LWV is hosting several candidate forums across Lafayette Parish. All candidate forums are from 6:30-7:30pm, and doors open at 6:00pm. They will be broadcast live on Acadiana Community Media (AOC) with full recordings...

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Make an Impact

Gain experience working on issues that influence public policy.

Get Involved

Get involved in your community and play an active role in our democracy.

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Find Your Niche

We are not a single issue organization.

Have Fun

Follow your passion and the part you play, whether small or large, is valuable.

Action

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.

Limitless Opportunities

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.