"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
-19th Amendment, United States Constitution
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote in all elections. The battle to achieve women's suffrage had started 72 years earlier and was fought by three generations of courageous and tenacious suffragists (both women and men). On February 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters of the U.S. was founded to ensure that the newly enfranchised voters received the information and education they would need to make informed decisions when exercising their new power.
In 2020, the League of Women Voters of San Francisco will celebrate this landmark anniversary with events and educational opportunities. We will honor the suffragists and the founders of the League of Women Voters of the U.S. by continuing to push our democracy forward so that every voter can play a critical role in shaping our country.
Our dedicated members provide a wide range of election resources to San Francisco voters. Learn more on our Voter Resources page.
We offer many opportunities to participate in our work and also some fun social events. Visit our Calendar page to learn more about what's coming up!
The League of Women Voters of San Francisco is a nonpartisan political nonprofit that encourages informed and active participation in government.
We do not support or oppose candidates or political parties.
When you join LWVSF, you become a member of the League of Women Voters of California and the League of Women Voters of the U.S. Our members are critical to shaping our direction and helping us achieve our important work! Join us today to play an active role in our democracy while you contribute to your local community.
Your donation to LWVSF will help us to continue our mission of being one of the very few groups working in a non-partisan way to engage citizens, reduce participation gaps and help people claim their voice in our democracy. Every dollar you donate supports our vital activities.