Skip to main content

Meet the League: Betsy Lawson

In honor of 95 years of Making Democracy Work®, LWVVUS staff members are sharing stories about their work with the League.

Betsy Lawson, Senior Lobbyist

Years at LWVUS:  31

I care about the League’s work: because we work together to encourage citizens to engage in their government and their communities through voter registration, community meetings and advocacy.

My favorite experience with the League has been:  Working on passage of the National Voter Registration Act and seeing the bill signed into law. Passage of the legislation came after over five years of concerted lobbying by Leagues and as a result, millions of Americans have been registered to vote.

The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and its members is: League members don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk. When a problem arises, League members join with others to focus on the challenge and try to solve it.

The League of Women Voters is celebrating 95 years of Making Democracy Work® at every level of government. In 1920, the League was founded as an outgrowth of the movement that secured women the right to vote to help new voters engage with their government. Today, the League empowers all voters to improve their local, state and national government. Learn more about the League of Women Voters and join our celebration!