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League of Women Voters of Appleton-Fox Cities
P.O. Box 1281
Appleton, WI  54912
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Pending Wisconsin Legislation

LWV of Wisconsin's Legislative Committee meets bi-weekly to keep a watchful eye on bills pending in the state legislature. Each piece of legislation is carefully reviewed and committee members vote to approve or oppose the legislation based on League positions. We want to amplify this valuable resource for our members. 

Critical issues from fair maps to UW funding and salaries to mental health support and anti-discrimination bills are currently on the state legislative docket. Learn more HERE, and contact your elected representatives to voice your opinions. Find your representatives HERE.

US Farm Bill Impacts Wisconsin

Wisconsin farmers need to have climate-smart agriculture conservation programs and technical assistance for those conservation programs fully funded by the 2023 Farm Bill. Wisconsin farmers need to have climate-smart agriculture conservation programs and technical assistance for those conservation programs fully funded by the 2023 Farm Bill. Farmers rely on these Farm Bill conservation programs to help them make their farms more resilient and productive. HERE'S what you need to know.

The Equal Rights Amendment

Women’s Equality Day on August 26 is when we mark the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote officially became part of the US Constitution. 
Three years later, Alice Paul introduced the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress. It took from 1923 until 1972 for the ERA to pass in Congress. Finally, in 2020 the required 38 states ratified it. However, it has still not been certified as part of the Constitution due to artificial deadlines imposed by Congress. 

Those deadlines need to be lifted by the Senate. Please sign the petition to urge our Senators to pass the bill to remove those artificial deadlines to allow the ERA to become the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.  

Read facts about the ERA and why it's important. Sign the petition to move the ERA to full ratification here. To find out who your Senators are, click here.

Irene Strohbeen and Midday Women’s Alliance have provided this succinct information on the ERA to use as talking points when you contact your senators.



Read the Facts Article

Register Now for the 2023 Holiday Brunch

Celebrate the holidays and rally around the "Freedom to Read" at the League's 2023 Holiday Brunch on Saturday, December 16. Enjoy time to reconnect with friends. Hear from panelists whose work and passions center around books. And, we'll announce the Making Democracy Work Awards recipients!

Register Today

Don't Miss this Exciting New Auction Addition!

Just added!

Contemporary colors stand out on this cozy, flannel-backed quilt brand new to the auction lineup. It's sure to keep you comfy from now until spring. Don't get too cozy: bidding is sure to light up once this handiwork hits the auction block!

Everyone can view all of the unique items in the Freedom to Read Auction.  Hurry! Auction closes soon. Place the winning bid and check off another gift on your holiday list!

All proceeds benefit the work of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Appleton-Fox Cities. Cash donations also welcome.

View Auction


The auction will end December 13.

Upcoming Programs

Check out our calendar of events for all upcoming programs

Recent Monthly Programs

Freeedom of Information
View the recording of the November 20 program, Open Government: Freedom of Information HERE.

Law Enforcement in the Appleton Metro Area
Networks of law enforcement agencies from the metropolitan Appleton area, the state and federal levels have built strong and effective collaborations in the fight against drug trafficking and other offenses. That was a key message given in the October 16 program held at the Appleton Police Department (APD). Appleton Police Chief Polly Olson lead the panel of law enforcement officers from the APD Special Investigations Unit and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation. Find complete details and photos HERE.

Public School Funding: Challenges & Solutions
View Video HERE

View More Past Monthly Programs HERE

A wide range of recorded League information is viewable on the League’s YouTube channel. Check out materials by categories 

Recent Town Hall


Legislative Town Halls afford members and others a chance to engage in conversation with our area's state legislators on topics of interest to voters, and learn what their priorities are for the current session. 


View all past Legislative Town Halls HERE.




Our League invites — and needs — you!

As we grow, so do opportunities for more members and friends to help. In as little as an hour, or an evening, your help will be invaluable. You decide what you’d enjoy, and how much time you can spend.   Check out the  Teams Page


The League of Women Voters of Appleton-Fox Cities

  • We are a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots political organization.
  • We never support or oppose political parties or candidates.
  • We help people become active, informed voters.
  • Our work is based on careful research and covers a broad range of issues.
  • We strive to engage all people by infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion
    in everything we do.
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