Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Facebook page

The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area is now on Facebook! Visit our page at If you have a Facebook account and want to receive notifications when the page is updated, click the "Like" button, and you will be automatically subscribed.

League Observer Corps

The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area have initiated a new program in La Crosse and the surrounding areas. An Observer Corps, made up of League and non-League members, has begun observing local government meetings, with the purpose of making government more transparent. We will be sharing our observations with the public in the near future. If you are interested in joining us and observe a county board, city council or local town board meeting, or a committee meeting at any level, please contact us at

Use this form to record what you observe. [pdf] [word]

Inter-league Organization Study Group

Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota Leagues are interested in forming a single group to study and inform about Mississippi watershed water issues. If interested, please contact Nancy Hill.

EcoMunicipality Issues

A good website for anyone interested in what is happening in the La Crosse area is



Below are PDF versions of the presentations given at the meeting on privatization.
Jack Norman: Privatizing Government
Cheryl Hancock: School-owned vs. Contracted Services;
Privatizing Income Maintenance Programs;