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League of Women Voters

March 2, 2020

VOTE411 is the one-stop shop for Super Tuesday voting information

WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters Education Fund is proud to launch the 2020 primary presidential candidate voter guide on our nonpartisan election website VOTE411.org. The presidential voter guide joins other useful voting tools, including a polling place locator, ballot lookup tool, and more.

On the heels of the League’s 100th anniversary last month, the organization expects to serve an unprecedented number of voters in 2020, with our voter education information reaching 1 in 5 people in America. 

“As tens of thousands of voters in more than a dozen states and territories prepare to cast their ballots in tomorrow’s Super Tuesday primary elections, the League is here with all the information voters need,” said Chris Carson, president of the board of directors of the League of Women Voters. “Whether you’re a first-time voter or a seasoned veteran at the ballot box, every election is different, and VOTE411 has all of the up to date information voters need.”

This is the first year that the League has asked the presidential candidates to respond in Spanish as well as English. Launched in 2006, VOTE411 has served as voters’ “one-stop shop” for all the information they need to register and cast their ballots. 

“For more than a decade, VOTE411.org has served over 30 million users, and in 2020 we expect to help over 6 million users,” said Jeanette Senecal, Senior Director of Mission Impact at the League of Women Voters. “We’re expecting unprecedented turnout throughout 2020 and we encourage voters to visit VOTE411 to learn about their candidates, find their polling place, and learn about early and absentee voting opportunities.”

Throughout the 2020 election cycle, the League of Women Voters will work to register hundreds of thousands of voters, host hundreds of candidate debates and forums, and in the general election, VOTE411 will provide customized ballot information for every voter in the country.


Contact: Sarah Courtney


Unbiased Interviews
We asked all the candidates the same set of questions. The questions were created after going through national polling information over the past year. The questions were designed to ask the candidates questions on the issues voters care most about, today. Candidates submit their answers directly and we present their responses here, word for word.

What policies do you support to improve and secure elections and voting in our country?

Please explain where you see opportunities for Democrats and Republicans to find common ground on the very serious issues facing our country.

What, if any, steps will you take to reform current immigration policies?

Please explain the policies, if any, you support to address gun violence in America.

What, if any, actions would you work towards in your first 100 days to address the threats facing the US due to climate change?

Feb. 13, 2020

League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Years of Empowering Voters and Defending Democracy


WASHINGTON – Friday, February 14, marks 100 years since the League of Women Voters was founded. To commemorate this milestone, the organization is hosting a nationwide Day of Action, with hundreds of events around the country celebrating how ‘Women Power the Vote.’

“As our organization celebrates a century of working to advance voting rights, we are looking forward to our next 100 years of protecting voters and making sure everyone has the information needed to participate in our elections,” said Chris Carson, president of the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of the United States.

The League began in 1920 as a ‘mighty political experiment’ designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters, ahead of the 19th Amendment ratification later that year. Today, the League is strong across all 50 states with more than 750 active state and local Leagues.

“We’re celebrating through action today, because we know our democracy is strongest when people build power together,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “Our founders did not stop after the achievement of the 19th amendment—they recognized that their dream could not truly be realized until all voters are empowered to play a critical role in our democracy.”

For 100 years, the League has fostered an informed electorate through candidate forums, policy studies, and the voter information resource, VOTE411. With a commitment to nonpartisanship, never supporting or opposing political parties, the League has fought for pro-democracy measures like election protection, democratic reforms, equal access to the ballot, and other vital issues.

For more information or to find a Women Power the Vote event near you, visit LWV.org.

Contact: Sarah Courtney

January 24, 2020

LWV Partners with Grammys Brunch to Promote Voting in 2020

LOS ANGELES & WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters Education Fund and Family Tree Entertainment are teaming up to promote voting at the 9th Annual Pre-Grammy Managers’ Brunch. Hosted by Blu Williams and celebrating the achievements in music industry on the eve of the award show, this year a focus on voting will encourage attendees to get out the vote in 2020. 

“It's so important that we all exercise that right and make our voices heard,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters. “We are thrilled the Grammy’s Manager Brunch will encourage attendees to check their voter status and spread the word about voting in 2020.”

The awards program will honor women in the music and entertainment industry with the first ever Breaking Glass Ceilings Awards. The event at Hyde on Sunset will also feature a VOTE411 selfie booth for attendees to spread the word about voting through social media photos.  Hosted by Michael “Blue” Williams with special guest, longtime friend and client Nick Cannon, honorees at the brunch event include Jeff Robinson (Alicia Keys, H.E.R.), Justin Lamotte (Ari Lennox, Ro James), and Carrie Lyn Taylor (Anderson Paak).

“With 2020 being the year of the woman, it’s a natural fit to partner with the League of Women Voters,” said April Q. Russell, Family Tree Entertainment Senior Vice President of Strategy & Creative Development and Producer of the Pre-Grammy Manager's Brunch. “We want to promote the use of Vote411. As we celebrate the teams of diligent individuals who make Grammy Artist shine. We also want to encourage the Grammy Managers, social influencers, sports & entertainment industry professionals attending our annual Pre-Grammy Brunch and their followers to participate in the 2020 election.”

Other sponsors of the event include Fanvestor, BET, The Selfie Co., NCREDIBLE and REVOLUTIONIZE HOLLYWOOD

Hosted By: Michael “Blue” Williams with special guest, longtime friend and client Nick Cannon .

Location:      HYDE on Sunset, Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046

When:           Saturday January 25, 2020

Media Check in : 9:30am

Event time: 10:30am- 3:00pm

Award time: 12:30-1:00pm

Panel time: 1:00-1:30pm


Tyra Nicole 310.386.9488 / 310.766.8712

Sarah Courtney, scourtney@lwv.org / 202.263.1332