One hundred years ago, in 1920, the 19th Amendment became law and women gained the right to vote. In Illinois, the legislature had given many women this right 7 years earlier in 1913, and in the spring of 1914 more than 150,000 Chicago women registered to vote.
Oh, my. What must the political power brokers in Chicago have been thinking!
Then, Chicago hosted a meeting in 1920 where the National American Woman Suffrage Association formally DISBANDED and was replaced with THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS.
The LEAGUE, of course, still exists today. Happy 100th Birthday to the League of Women Voters.
Voter Guides Coming Soon
For 2020, we plan to have an online Voter Guide covering both the
primary and general election, as well as the usual printed Voter
Guides for the general election. Some local leagues will have printed
Voter Guides for the primary as well. Stay tuned!
2020 Legislative Session
The 2020 legislative session concluded February 20. Most of the bills
the LWV supported have been signed: see details on the
The League is leading the Fair Districts for New Mexico Project. The goal
is to promote fair and transparent redistricting for New Mexico following the
2020 census. Please visit the
Fair Districts web site for updates.
The 2020 Census is also of critical importance to New Mexico.
We'll be working to get every New Mexican counted.
Read about it on our 2020 Census page.
League Days and 100th Anniversary Celebration;
Reception and celebration;
League Day accommodations;
Advocacy workshop summary;
League legislative priorities;
Judicial selection study;
Program, proposed positions;
Spent nuclear fuel advocacy group report;
Local League News.
Want to reach NM’s Congressional delegation? The Congressional toll-free number is 1-866-727-4894 . Just ask for your representative or senator. Please remember that you are speaking as an individual and not for the League.