Empowering citizens to shape better communities
The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Information table at our 90th year celebration
The success of Democracy doesn't depend on a few persons who do great things, but on many persons who do small things faithfully.
-- Maud Wood Park, First LWVUS President
Since Earth Day is celebrated in April, the League will focus on the
environment for programming this month. As many of you have heard, a
fire at the Clairton Coke Works earlier this year caused damage to the plant
as well as damage to our air! Mark Dixon, of the BREATHE Project, will
update us on the air quality in Clairton and the surrounding Pittsburgh Area.
Mark has utilized and has helped test various types of air monitors in his
attempt to get the health department to take notice of our air quality and
how citizens can be involved in air monitoring. Mark will speak to us on how
the League can advocate for improved air quality and be involved with air
monitoring to help effect positive change in the air we breathe. Matt
Mehalik, the Executive Director of the BREATHE Project and Debra Smit,
Communications Director of the BREATHE Project will also add to our
discussion on air pollution in Allegheny County.
Tues. April 16, 12:30 + 1:30 pm: Voter Service Forum Planning Meeting
by Conference Call, Email Judy Clack: email@example.com for dial-in
Calendar of Events Learn More
- We sponsor candidate debates, forums to learn about and discuss important public policy issues, and meetings where League members can be informed on important topics and form public policy positions. We participate in public meetings. We have meetings of ongoing committees studying important issues. See what's coming up this month and beyond.
Elections and Voting Learn More
- Who is on the ballot in the next election?
How to find information about candidates.
Where are the candidates debating?
How to register to vote.
Citizen Education Learn More
- We make citizenship more effective through citizen education opportunities. We offer:
- A Community Information Center to help citizens navigate their government and the voting process,
- Detailed guides to elected officials and the structure of Allegheny County Government, and
- Forums and discussions on important issues. You can read the report on our discussion meetings on gun safety here.
Study and Advocacy Learn More
- You can become more informed and involved in making change!
There's lots to do. You can give just a few hours or many.
- Attend a local area meeting or a study committee meeting to learn about an issue or help develop a position.
- Communicate with your legislator.
- Help to write testimony for a hearing.
Mission and History Learn More
Carrie Chapman Catt
LWV is an active organization with a proud history. This page covers:
- What it means to be both political and nonpartisan.
- How the League carries out its mission of voter service, citizen education and advocacy.
- How funding for voter service and citizen education activities is separate from funding for advocacy.
- And the history of how the League emerged from the women's suffrage movement to become the 94-year-old organization it is today.
Newsletter Learn More
- What's going on in our League? The VOTER is your window into the League world.