Making Democracy Work

Advocate, Educate, Inform, Empower

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.

The League of Women Voters Manhattan/Riley County believes in: respect for individuals, the value of diversity, the empowerment of the grassroots*, and the power of collective decision making for the common good.

Advocacy, The League in Action

As the transitions occur after our national elections,the League of Women Voters continues its advocacy for an informed and active citizenry in public policy.

For up to date information on issues at stake and actions you may take to be involved, please refer to our national website for action alerts. You may sign up at this site and get alerts directly to your mailbox.

The National League is fighting to stop voter suppression and renew the Voting Rights Act, among many other issues. Please join with us!

Who is on the November 7, 2017 ballot? Check here

Our Candidates Speak Out! View the LWVMRC Candidates' Forum from October 8. Learn what our USD 383 School Board Candidates and Candidates for Manhattan City Commission see as the needs of our community. Watch here Don't forget to Register and bring you government-issued photo ID to vote!

Are You Ready to Vote?

You must be Registered to vote. If you are from out of state, check with your state offices for voting requirements. If your permanent address is in Riley County, check your status here If you are registered elsewhere, check here.

View videos from the June 2016 LWVUS convention. Amazing speakers of national stature: Money in politics (Peter Overby, NPR), Ari Berman (The Nation) author of "Give Us The Ballot", the rise of Authoritarianism in the US, Engaging Millenials, and many others. Find here

Please check our calendar for important events.

Please join our efforts. Together, we can pass on the message...Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!

(*Grassroots: Change starting with individuals (often local) and growing stronger as more people participate.)