So, I donated to the causes I felt were most under threat and I called and sent postcards to my leaders and I signed petitions and I marched in January... but still, wasn't there something more I could do, I wondered.
The morning after the Women's March, I went in search.
That's when I found the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization dedicated to improving our democracy through education and issues-based advocacy.
The LWV was formed in 1920 as part of the Suffrage Movement. They focus on voter registration, holding candidate forums, educating the public on the pros and cons of proposed legislation, and advocating for the issues that align with the League's mission and that matter most to the public.
This weekend, I attended my first LWV Convention, where I learned so much more about the rich and very impressive history of the League and the work it has done over the last century. This group of amazing people, some of whom have been with the league for more than 50 years, is dedicated to serving communities, building bridges across political divides, improving democracy, and organizing from a grassroots level.
I wanted to find a way to be active in my community and to offer my time and energy in service toward an important cause. I am so grateful that I found the LWV, and I am honored and humbled to be part of their organization and to be involved in the work they do. Oh, and, they LOVE when new members join.
Here are a few photos from the convention: