In honor of 95 years of Making Democracy Work ®, LWVVUS staff members are sharing stories about their work with the League.
Maggie Duncan, Acting Senior Director of Elections
Years at LWVUS:
9 years and also a member of the League of Women Voters of Arlington (VA)
I care about the League’s work because:
I get to be part of an organization that helps millions of voters stand up for what they believe in every single year and have the opportunity to work with incredibly dedicated volunteers who are making their communities stronger.
My favorite experience with the League has been:
Watching thousands of new Americans take the oath of citizenship at naturalization ceremonies—and then helping them register to vote for the first time! The excitement and emotion is always infectious, and participating in the ceremonies is an important reminder of the real-life impact our League volunteers are making all over the country.
The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and its members is:
A few hardworking people truly can help inspire and empower people to get involved in improving their community. Many Americans—especially young people—are never even asked to vote until a League volunteer comes into their life. When you take a step back, it’s amazing to see how each tiny “star” League volunteer becomes part of a huge constellation of people driving positive change in our country.
In 2015 and beyond, I look forward to the League:
Standing up for Americans of all backgrounds and continuing to demand the best democracy we can have.
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!