Join the League to
Learn and Lead
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt proposed the
formation of a national league whose purpose was to instruct women in
voting procedures at the National American Suffrage Association in
February of 1919, just prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment
to the Constitution. The National League of Women Voters was formally
organized a year later in February of 1920 and the Canton Area League
was founded just a few months later on June 24, 1920, with 78 charter
Although the Canton Area League of
Women Voters continues its historic tradition of educating and
instructing women, its mission has expanded over the past ninety years
to addressing issues of concern not just to the national community but
also to our state and local communities, while at the same time
developing strategies to improve citizen participation in government
and to encourage diversity of representation in the political system.
If you or your organization want to
get involved in strengthening civic life in our national, state, and
local community, please contact the Canton Area League of Women Voters.
There is a place for you to both learn and lead!
can I join the League?
the Canton Area League in any of these ways: