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Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids Area

LWVABC is an active group of women and men from several north and northwest metro communities including Anoka, Andover, Blaine, Champlin, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, and Ramsey. 

Their history goes back to a 1938 organizational meeting in Anoka that was rooted in the national League of Women Voters commitment to civic engagement and voter education. In its 75 year span, League of Women Voters ABC has steadfastly promoted voter registration and education, provided candidate forums, and advocated for change in many critical local, state and national issues.

Recent advocacy issues include protection of water resources; visibility of human trafficking as a local issue; reducing pollinator decline through education, and identifying issues and action items related to immigration, public education, housing, and homeless youth.

Evening programs are held on the second Monday of the month, usually at Andover City Hall’s Senior Center at 1685 Crosstown Boulevard. Speakers and planned discussion on a range of topics provide for a stimulating and informative evening. Programs begin at 6:30 pm, preceded by a light supper and social time at 6:00 pm.  Visitors and new members are always welcome! Follow them on Facebook at


Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids Area League of Women Voters and Anoka County History Center are co-sponsoring an exhibit at the Anoka County History Center.  This exhibit is focused on League of Women Voters in Anoka County and will be on display through December 2019.  All Anoka County History Center exhibits are free to the public, and free parking is available.

The Anoka County History Center is open:

  • Tuesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Officers and Board of Directors


  • Acting President - Gretchen Sabel
  • Secretary - Arlene Gillett
  • Treasurer - Kay McCulley
  • Membership - Sandra Connor
  • Voter Services - Geri Nelson & Arlene Gillett
  • Communications - Kathy Aanerud
  • Program and Action - Susan Anderson & Susan Butler


    • Anoka
    • Andover
    • Blaine
    • Champlin
    • Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids
    • East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake
    • Ramsey


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