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 2018 LWVPA High School Video Contest is here! Do you know high school students who would like to enter? 2018 is the 4th year of the contest. You can see winning videos from previous years here. Details and contest rules here. Let's have a winner from our area.
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.
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.