We envision a democracy where every person has the desire,
the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.
About the League of Women Voters of Glenview-Glencoe
The League of Women Voters of Glenview-Glencoe is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League is nonpartisan in that it never supports or opposes candidates or political parties, and political in that it takes action on governmental issues for which positions have been adopted through member study and agreement.
The League's Mission, Vision & Value
Empowering voters. Defending democracy.
We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.
We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
Our local League adheres to the policy positions of the National and State Leagues. We are very active and this is an overview of what we do:
Educate voters with our various informative programs
Appeal to our legislators for responsible votes
Attend Lobby Day in Springfield
Study pressing national, regional, state, and local issues
Monitor our village government,
Have fun at our own social gatherings
Monthly Voter Challenge: newsletter full of League activity, updates in issues and positions, and ways to get involved
Weekly Update, email focusing on upcoming events and important alerts
Updates from our League affiliates (county, state, and national)
We provide opportunities to build your skills through training to become a Voter Registrar, a Candidates Forum Moderator, or a Membership Leadership mentor.
This training focuses on becoming an expert on subjects such as gun control, redistricting, criminal justice, and local government.
The LWV was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Women gained the right to vote after a 72-year struggle. Carrie Chapman Catt realized the importance of women maintaining a strong voice in political life and knew that women needed to “finish the fight.”
The LWVUS celebrated its bicentennial on February 14, 2020.
LWV Glencoe was founded in 1941 and the LWV Glenview was founded in 1946. The two local organizations merged to become LWVGlenview-Glencoe in 2015.
Meet Our Board
President: Sue Swaringen
Vice President: Sue Gregory
Secretary: Kris Iida
Treasurer: Karen Cunningham
Kate Gazda McMahon
Interested in joining our Board?