Making Democracy Work

Current League Events

Check out recent League meetings, activities and social events.

Advocacy for Equal Pay Legislation

LWVNO members meet with SB 254 Equal Pay sponsor, State Senator J.P. Morrell prior to vote on the Senate Floor. SB 254 passed the Senate 28 to 10.

6th Annual Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Award


L>R Senator Mary Landrieu, Sandy Rosenthal, Rosalind Cook president LWVNO, Keith Twitchell president CBNO

On August 18, 2015 The Committee for a Better New Orleans presented the League of Women Voters the prestigious Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Award. The award is in recognition of the League's advocacy for changing the election dates for the Mayor and City Council. The advocacy involved conducting and publishing a study; pushing the passage of two legislative bills and voters' approval of a city charter change.

Voter Registration at Naturalization Ceremony

Polly Gutherie Service Award for 2015

The Polly Guthrie Service Award is given to a student from Southern University of New Orleans and a student from University of New Orleans. To earn the award the student must be a junior, senior or graduate student. To qualify the student must have has done original community service that improved the quality of life in New Orleans during their time at the university. Each student is given $1,000 and asked to speak at the League's annual meeting.

This year's award winners are Nathan Martin from SUNO and Eric Gremillion from UNO.

Award Recipients Nathan Martin SUNO and Eric Gremillion UNO with Joyce Corrington, Award Chair

LWVNO Annual Meeting June 6, 2015

Incoming President Rosalind Blanco Cook, City Councilmember LaToya Cantrell and out-going president Francine Giugno