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Over the past year, we've seen countless challenges to our democracy in the forms of mis- and disinformation, gerrymandering, and voter suppression.  Women Power Democracy is four-pronged approach to building trust in our elections, growing our electorate, creating fair voter access, and ensuring community districting reflects our population.

Its components are: 

  • Democracy Truth Project
  • Expand the Franchise
  • Democracy Defense Fund
  • People Powered Fair Maps

Click here for more information Women Power Democracy

The League of Women Voters of Northwest Maricopa County


Our local northwest league was established in 1980. We serve voters in Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Morristown, Palo Verde, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Tonopah, Waddell, Whitman, Wickenburg, Youngtown and parts of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale and Goodyear. We are currently meeting monthly in person to discuss issues such as voter education, healthcare, water conservation, women's rights, climate change and public education.  Contact Us for more information.  

Please click the photo to the right to 
view a history of the work the NWMC has accomplished since 1980.

To see more of our engaging events, select
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NWMC In Action

What is League of Women Voters Program?

Program planning is the grassroots process of recommending and selecting governmental issues for study and agreement in reaching a public policy position.  League program is the education and advocacy platform that we adopt to move our mission forward. The overarching program focus is the Campaign for Making Democracy Work®.   with an emphasis on Voting Rights and Election Reform as well as identifying LWVUS positions to be used in education and lobbying. This is a hallmark of the League of Women Voters grassroots’ role in study and action.

Making Democracy Work incorporates four areas: Voting Rights, Improving Elections, Money in Politics, and Redistricting.  Leagues at national, state and local levels continue to work to protect and advance voting rights and election reform at this critical time for our democracy, as well as fight efforts in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures to suppress voting.  League litigation in Arizona in 2022 was successful when a judge banned ballot box observers from taking photos of voters within 75 feet of a ballot box or openly carrying guns within 250 feet of the boxes assuring the right to vote safely with freedom of expression.

The League of Women Voters continues to play a leadership role in their communities, legislatures, and courts in all aspects of Making Democracy Work®.   At the local, state, and federal levels, our work on voter advocacy is at the heart of the League’s mission.

Because democracy is not a spectator sport


The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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2024 Legislative Day

PROTECT ABORTION ACCESS IN ARIZONA

The League supports the Arizona for Abortion Access ballot initiative for abortion rights. Together with other pro-choice organizations, we collected 823,865 signatures to ensure that the Arizona constitution guarantees women the right to decide what happens to their bodies. Let’s let Arizona voters decide. 


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Arizona Primary Election Coming in July

Source: Maricopa County Elections Dept


Arizona will hold a Primary Election on July 30. All registered voters in Maricopa County may vote in this election, which will determine the candidates from each party that will be on the General Election Ballot in November. Voters registered as Independent or Party Not Declared must specify which party's ballot they would like to vote. Those who vote by mail will receive a card 90 days from Election Day asking which party's ballot they want to receive.  If voting in person, voters will tell the poll worker which party ballot they wish to vote, and the corresponding ballot will be printed on-site. Visit BeBallotReady.Vote to verify your registration status and ensure your information is correct. Visit the FAQ page for more info.

What is a Vote Center?  Vote Centers are voting locations open on Election Day to every eligible voter in the county where they live. Voters can visit any vote center in their county and receive and cast their official ballot. Vote Centers will be open for varying days and lengths of time. Find a location and hours of operation for all Vote Centers at Locations.Maricopa.Vote.
2024 August Primary


ARIZONA PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
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ARIZONA PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
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We Need You

There are many ways you can get involved with the Northwest Maricopa County League of Women Voters. You can attend member meetings, join a committee or just help with an event or project. See how you can use your strengths in our local league.

 


Volunteer Opportunities


Our Committees


For over 100 years, the League of Women Voters has been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots, national organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy.  Your gift will help support voter services and education, outreach at collaborative nonpartisan events, team meeting activities, membership meetings, newsletters and more. There are two kinds of donations that can be made.

 

  1. LWVNWMC is a registered Arizona nonprofit corporation as a 501©(4) organization. Donations to this entity may be used for advocacy and lobbying efforts to support our Public Policy Positions and are NOT tax-deductible.
  2. The LWVNWMC Education Fund it a tax-deductible 501©(3) charitable organization. Funds contributed to the Education Fund will be used for educational purposes only. To receive a tax-deductible benefit, you must address your check to LWVNWMC EDUCATION FUND.


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