Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

Welcome! The Evanston League is a nonpartisan political organization with a rich history of voter and citizen education in the Evanston community. Our members are women and men of every age, race, background and political perspective who believe that informed citizens are the key to effective government.

Learn More about the League of Women Voters

To learn more about the League of Women Voters and the types of activities we are involved in, please see this extremely useful reference guide for new members.

Elected LWVE officers for 2013 - 2014 are:

President Catherine Whitcomb
Vice President, Local Issues/Programs Karen Telser
Vice President, Membership Casey Christensen
Treasurer Elizabeth Hayford
Secretary Ruth Belzer


The League has an active presence in the Evanston community. Our organization serves the needs of the community through programs such as:

  • Public meetings on current governmental issues
  • Sponsorship of candidate debates
  • Observing and reporting on Evanston governmental boards and commissions
  • Voter registration
  • Action on selected topics which the League has studied

The League serves the interests of our members, too, with networking opportunities through our monthly luncheons, a chance to be up close and personal with state and local legislators at our annual summer luncheon, getting the buzz on issues through the Intercom newsletter.

Read our organization's bylaws.

Be informed about our organization through this site. Contact us with your comments and opinions, and take action to be an informed voter.