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Who We Are

The League of Women Voters was founded in St. Louis, MO in 1920 after the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granted women the right to vote.  Organized at the national, state, county and local levels to encourage voters, through education and advocacy, to become better informed about governmental issues.  The League is nonpartisan; it does not support or oppose political candidates.  We pride ourselves in being a uniquely grass roots organization; the choices of study and eventual advocacy originating from members at conventions or local annual meetings, not from the national executive down.

Monroe County is located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania embellished by the lovely Pocono mountains, with Stroudsburg as its county seat.  It is the second fastest growing county in Pennsylvania, due in part to its desirability in offering green space, cooler, low humidity summers, picturesque lakes, numerous golf courses, several indoor/outdoor water parks, and many popular skiing resorts in the winter.  We are home to the Delaware Water Gap National Park which is part of the Appalachian Trail.

The League of Women Voters of Monroe County was formed in the 1940s in Stroudsburg, PA as a county league.  Today, members represent all of Monroe County from Shawnee-on-Delaware and Cresco to Mount Pocono and Tobyhanna.  The local phone number is 570-421-3765.

 

What We Do

The League of Women Voters is a national organization with state, county and local chapters.  The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania is located in Harrisburg, our state capital.  The national headquarters is located in Washington, D.C.

One of the most impressive aspects to the League is their non-partisan position papers.  One of the tenets is educating the public.  All sides of an issue are taken into consideration before publishing a position paper.  Please use these to help you in making critical decisions about your own local government policies.

We work to empower citizens with a voice in local government through:

  • Voter's Guide 
    • Includes Candidates info and ballot issues prior to elections
  • Government Directory: 
    • Contact information of elected legislators and School Administators
    • How and when to register and vote
    • Absentee voting
  • Legislative Coffee
    • Discuss local issues
    • Meet state legislators
  • Candidate Forums
  • Workshops
    • How to Run for Public Office
  • Public Information Forums
  • Attend monthly meetings of the county election board
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
— Eleanor Roosevelt