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Voting & Election Information

Check out our Voting & Elections page for information on voting, voter registration, and ballot lookup.

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Read With The League!

Stay tuned for information on our 2019 Book Club event!

Metropolitan Des Moines

 

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


Our Mission:
  Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy


Our Value:
  The League believes in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

The League of Women Voters of the United States 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 "Voter Mobile" will be in different locations around Des Moines on Saturdays through Oct. 18.  We will publish the locations when they have been confirmed with our partners. On the menu, click on "About" then click on "Voter Education and Registration".

Our next event is on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 PM.  The topic is "Juvenile Justice: Let's Talk and Restorative Justice Practices." Our guest speakers are from AMOS - A Mid Iowa Organizing Strategy" - Cheryl Hayes, Vikki Spencer, Rev Fred Gaddy, Bob Glass and Harvey Harrison.  The first 60 minutes will be a presentation and the final 30 minutes will be for questions and answers.
                            Register by emailing lwvkaren [at] yahoo.com for the Oct. 21 Event
There is some research you can do to acquaint you with Restorative Justice Practices.  Here is a website:
http://restorativejustice.org/restorative-justice/about-restorative-justice/#sthash.1tQs9iNs.dpbs
                1.  introductory tutorial
                2.  how restorative justice is used around the world
                3.  Reviews of books and videos about restorative justice
                4.  Stories of real people who have experienced restorative justice
                5.  5 year research and design project

LWV National website           LWV Iowa website