Who We Are

The first Davis League Chapter was formed in 1957 and after 58 years of providing non-partisan voter services, it was dissolved in 2015.  In April 2019, a small group of Davis residents decided to revive and renew the Davis League of Women Voters over a cup of coffee.  With guidance from the State League and advice from former Davis chapter members, The League Of Women Voters Davis Area MAS/MAL unit was established in August 2019.

LWDVA is committed to voter education and voter registration while staying non-partisan.  During its first year, the renewed LWV chapter organized the following forums:  

Non-Partisan Policy

History of the League of Women Voters

Notable League Events

  • 1945
    The League worked with President Franklin Roosevelt to establish the United Nations and to ensure U.S. participation. One of the first organizations officially recognized by the UN as a non-governmental organization (NGO), the League still maintains official observer status today.
  • 1957
    The League of Women Voters Education Fund was established to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public policy issues.
  • 1970
    The League changed its policy to allow men to join the League.
  • 1976
    The League sponsored the first televised presidential debates since 1960, for which we received an Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Journalism.
  • 2002
    Working closely with a civil rights coalition, LWV helped draft and pass the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which established provisional balloting, requirements for updating voting systems, and the Election Assistance Commission.
  • 2006
    The League launched VOTE411.org, which provides both general and state-specific nonpartisan resources to the voting public, including a nationwide polling place locator, a ballot look-up tool, candidate positions on issues, and more.
  • 2019
    The League launched People Powered Fair Maps Campaign. In June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering cannot be solved by the federal courts. People Powered Fair Maps was a coordinated effort across all 50 states and D.C. to create fair and transparent, people-powered redistricting processes to eliminate partisan and racial gerrymandering nationwide.
  • 2020
    February 14th, 2020, marks 100 years that the League of Women Voters has empowered voters and defended democracy. 2020 is also the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote.