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
The LWVGP Voter Guide is available here. You can find the same information in a different format at VOTE411, where there may be additional information that was posted after the final date for submitting information for the LWVGP guide. For more voting information, see the ELECTIONS AND VOTING section of this website.
THINK! Living with Guns in a Free Society.
The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh and WQED believe our region can move beyond polarized debate and towards productive collaboration. We are actively seeking to bring together and support engagement among people with diverse experience, backgrounds and perspectives. We have recently held two forums where citizens shared ideas and experiences and learned from one another. The forums are a part of a larger campaign that will include an online forum at http://www.wqed.org/think and a live televised forum on November 17, 2016. Watch for information about the online forum here soon. Find more information about this project here.
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.