LWV Minneapolis is a diverse local chapter with a strong history of community leadership and voter engagement. Our board includes LWV members who have been active for decades as well as young professionals looking to get involved in voter service for the first time. This balance has created a board with both long-term expertise and knowledge of new tools (like social media) to reach voters and educate the public. Our goal is to sustain the nearly century-old mission of the league while finding new ways to encourage new members from all age groups to join our organization.
LWVMpls is regarded in the metro as a respected, non-partisan group that hosts a range of events, including candidate debates and issue-based forums that focus on educating people about vital social and political issues affecting Twin City residents. This chapter has a history of reaching out to immigrants in the Somali, Latino and Vietnamese communities (among others) to welcome them to Minnesota and provide the information they need to engage in the democratic process. We also see a high value in educating children about voting, and consistently participate in projects like "Kids Voting" on a national level. LWVMpls enjoys a productive relationship with the city of Minneapolis and frequently coordinates voter service project with the city's election night activities.
Officers and Board of Directors
President - Sandra Sweatt Hull
Past Co-President - Marion Hall
Secretary - Jean Egerman
Treasurer - Nancy Witta
Membership Chair - Pam Telleen
Development - Amy Beightol
Voter Service Chair - Anita Newhouse
Voter Registration Chair - Nora Smyth
Program Chair - Canan Karatekin
At Large - Marci Levy-Maguire
Newsletter Assignment Editor and Personnel - Marilyn Dean