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Meet the League: Cynthia Sebian-Lander

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

Cynthia Sebian-Lander, Project Specialist with Public Advocacy for Voter Protection

Years at LWVUS: 
Six months

I care about the League’s work because: 
Growing up, one of my biggest influencers was my Grandma Kay. She was very active in her community in Wilmington, NC. She was a member of her local League of Women Voters, she served on the board of her local YMCA, and was very involved in the women’s rights movement there in the 70s and 80s. Working for the League means honoring her life and continuing to do the great work she did for decades.

My favorite experience with the League has been: 
I have only been with the League a short time, but so far my favorite experience has been talking to the leaders of really fantastic state Leagues, who are busy fighting voter discrimination in their states.

The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and its members is: 
It has been inspiring to see so many volunteers in League leadership positions give up their time to fight for worthy causes.

In 2015 and beyond, I look forward to the League: 
I am looking forward to continue working with state League leaders to help push for pro-voter legislation, while at the same time fighting against voter discrimination bills during the state legislative cycle.

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!