Making Democracy Work

Empowering citizens to shape better communities

90th Anniversary Celebration
Information table at our 90th year celebration
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.

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

The LWVGP Voter Guide is available here and additional information on judicial retention is available here. For more voting information, see the ELECTIONS AND VOTING section of this website.

Candidate Forums are being held for the following elections:

  • Mon., Oct. 16, 6:30 pm, forum for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (countywide) and Pittsburgh City Council District 4. A video of this forum is available here.
  • Thurs., Oct. 19, 6:30 pm, forum for Bellevue Mayor and Bellevue Borough Council. A video of this forum is available here.
  • Mon., Oct. 23, 6:30 pm, forum for Allegheny County District 8, Plum Mayor, and Plum Borough Council. A video of this forum is available here.
  • Mon., Oct. 23, 6:30 pm, forum for Allegheny County Council District 3, Aspinwall Mayor and Aspinwall Borough Council. A video of this forum is available here.
  • Mon., Oct. 30, 6:30 pm, forum for Allegheny County District 1 and Allegheny County District 4 at Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, 15106.

Registration is open for the League's conference on Shale and Public Health on November 13, 2017. For more information and to register, click here.

Had enough of gerrymandering? Voters should choose their legislators. Legislators should not choose their voters. You can help to create a fairer way of drawing Congressional and Legislative districts in Pennsylvania. LWV of Pennsylvania is leading Fair Districts PA. To learn more about gerrymandering at an informational event, visit the events page and scroll down the calendar to find an event near you. Events in western Pennsylvania are marked with a yellow dot.