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National Board of LWV approves Sanibel League

By Staff | Jun 14, 2010

A photo of Sanibel's LWV leaders taken at the recent State LWV Council meeting in Winter Park, Fla. Pictured from left is Linda Kramer - 1st VP, Carla Benninga - President, Ben Wilcox - LWV State Lobbyist. Member - John Kramer, and Member - Benno Benninga


At the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the United States, at their bi-annual convention at Atlanta, Ga., on Monday granted full league status to the former Sanibel Member-at-Large Unit.


The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.

The League’s enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

There are Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, in addition to the hundreds of local Leagues nationwide. The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters Education Fund operate at the national level with grassroots support from state and local Leagues.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide. The 900 state and local Leagues – comprising a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary.

"Sanibel Island will now have a dedicated force of over 80 volunteer League members working to bring an objective and broad perspective on important issues to Sanibel residents," stated Sanibel LWV  President Carla Benninga