League Birthday


Tina Burns, Michelle Goldman and Carline Shaw at the celebration.

The League of Women Voters just marked its 96th anniversary. Our organization was founded shortly after the nineteenth amendment as a “mighty political experiment” to encourage women to use their new right to participate in the democratic process and shape public policy. From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens play a critical role in our government and should determine the issues our government addresses. LWV takes stands on issues based on positions that are the result of intensive study, discussion of the pros and cons, and, eventually, member consensus, all at the grassroots level. These positions are the basis for policies to influence our government at the national, state, and local levels

The Jefferson County League celebrated with birthday cake at a “member social” at the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic in Ranson. Members enjoyed a presentation and tour of the Clinic. Their mission is to assure that all residents of the Eastern Panhandle of WV have access to affordable, quality, and comprehensive health care regardless of their economic status. Since 2001, the EPCC has been providing quality patient-centered health care, empowering patients through health education and providing connection to community resources. We learned that volunteers, donations and grants are still essential to the CARE Clinic due to significant cuts in funding over the last three years from state and local governments

These opportunities to learn more about the issues are the heart and soul of the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, which works to encourage informed and active participation in the democratic process through voter registration, education, and promotion of fair, active and open government. The League of Women of Jefferson County neither supports nor opposes candidates but is engaged in local, state and national issues of importance to our community. Please attend our forums, and become a member.