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After winning the right to vote for women, the League of Women Voters was established as a grassroots organization in 1920. Fifty-five women organized the League of Women Voters of McLean County in 1933 under the leadership of Florence Fifer Bohrer, first woman elected to the Illinois State Senate.

From the beginning, the League has been an integral part of the political and civic life of our community. Within four months of its founding, the League held its first event to meet the candidates for elective offices. We continue to help everyone be an informed voter so that our elected leaders represent our entire community.

Fall Membership Meeting

Watch for upcoming details about our annual September kick-off meeting.


The general election day is November 8. That isn't very far away and LWV of McLean County needs to do everything we can to get voters to the polls. There's lots for everyone to do:

  • Voter registration
  • Pollwatching
  • Voter guides
  • Mock elections in high schools
  • Observing National Voter Registration Day (9/27)
  • Possible candidate forums
  • Etc., etc, etc.

We need your help. We have many jobs with minimal time commitment or required training. It's an excellent way to get involved with the League and to support voting for everyone. We will have a meeting soon to establish a committee and assignments.

If you are interested in assisting with Voter Services tasks, please complete this form. Please respond by August 19.


           --Katie Pratt (klpratt5@gmail.com)
           --Phylis VerSteegh (voterservices@lwvmclean.org)

Links to Events of Interest


Support the League and help get out the vote as we "strut our stuff" in the Bloomington Labor Day Parade! We'll meet at Front and Center Streets and walk (or ride) to Miller Park. The Parade runs approximately from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Monday September 5. Contact Rose Marsaglia (rmarsaglia@msn.com to sign up or for more information.

Click on the image to see a larger image of this old postcard.