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The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Tip of the Infrastructure Iceberg

Those potholes you hit as you travel are the "Tip of the Infrastructure Iceberg." For a glimpse at the whole "iceberg" a civil engineer and economist present on the overall D grade of US infrastructure and what is needed to address its poor condition.

To view a recording of our October General Meeting, click here

Tip of the Infrastructure Iceberg


American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report card and jobs impact of increased investments

Carl C. Sutter, P.E., C.C.S., Vice President, McMahon
Architects/Engineers and ASCE Region 3 Governor

What are ASCEs 16 categories of infrastructure? What grade did ASCE give each? What are estimated needs in each category? How might the construction industry be impacted by increased infrastructure expenditures?

Repair our infrastructure and jolt the economy

Dr. William L. Holahan, Emeritus Professor, Economics,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

What is the cause of our weak economic recovery? What are arguments that might persuade Congress to increase spending for infrastructure improvement projects?

League Wins Award of Excellence for Community Organizing

NPC Awards

Join us to celebrate

On December 4th, The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County received the Award of Excellence for Community Organizing from the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee.

The High School Voter Registration Project was honored.

With elections just behind us, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee is pleased to recognize the League for their commitment to the democratic process and making youth voter registration in the Milwaukee Public School System high schools a priority.

With the support of the social studies specialists in 15 of the 38 Milwaukee Public Schools high schools, the Milwaukee Election Commission, and the League of Young Voters, along with help from volunteers from the League of United Latin American Citizens, the NAACP, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and others, the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County project provided 2305 students with voter information and completed voter registration packets with 501 students. Approximately 3000 students 18 years old and older were enrolled in all MPS high schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Therefore about 1 in 6 was registered by this community organizing effort.

Now a Member of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is now a member of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee. Donate to the League through workplace giving and Community Shares by clicking here.