The League of Women Voters of Great Bend is a grassroots organization advocating for informed and engaged voters. All citizens of voting age, both men and women, are welcome to join as members.
Consider becoming a member today! Your membership provides support for the efforts and mission of League, and you’ll receive updates not only from LWV of Great Bend, but also timely announcements from the state and national Leagues. You’ll also get the Kansas Voter and the local newsletter in addition to getting the latest on issues related to voting, voter registration, and access to voting. And here’s more for you to know …
100 Year Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
The 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919. It was ratified by 36 states on August 18, 1920. This was also the time that the League of Women Voters was started. Many events celebrating Women’s Suffrage will be held around the state. Check our events calendar and other news media for upcoming events.
Speaking up for our community
The following are among the many important issues LWV of Great Bend has supported in the past:
- Establishing Barton College
- Improving physical education in elementary schools
- Adopting flood control measures in our area
- Establishing 911 service in Barton County
- Increasing the number of county commissioners to five
- Promoting a more diverse judiciary in Kansas
If any of these issues appeal to you, we would love to have you join LWV of Great Bend today!
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.