Who We Are

The League of Women Voters of the Grand Rapids Area 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 is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members of the public.

Our Mission

Empowering voters.  Defending democracy.

Our Vision

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.

Our Value

We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

This poster was given to a first-time Grand Rapids female voter in 1920 and reads, “A woman living here has registered to vote, thereby assuming the responsibility of citizenship.” This well-preserved poster was recognized as an important souvenir with the original owner recording who she first voted for – President Warren G. Harding, in November 1920. Learn more.

From the Collections of the Grand Rapids Public Museum