Making Democracy Work

League of Women Voters of Carrollton-Carroll County

Call president Robin Collins at 770-834-7280 or email lwvccc@gmail.com with questions and concerns.

Upcoming Events

The League of Women Voters of Carrollton-Carroll County and Neva Lomason Memorial Library Adult Services are co-sponsoring a four-month series of lectures, `What Does Democracy Look Like?', given by Dr. Sal Peralta, of the University of West Georgia Department of Political Science. The books to be used are The Federalist Papers, Democracy in America, Models of Democracy, & The Democracy Sourcebook. These will be held on the fourth Monday monthly evenings, June 26th, July 24th, August 28th, and September 25th at 6:30 pm at the Neva.

Our Purpose and History

The purpose of the League of Women Voters of Carrollton and Carroll County is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government and to act on selected governmental issues. We do not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The LWV is a nonpartisan, issue-driven organization that supports voters as active participants in the democratic process. We endeavor to encourage informed voting, and in that, to be more knowledgeable and more actively involved in the decisions made by our elected officials in Carrollton, Carroll County, at the state of Georgia level, and at the United States federal government level. The LWVCCC promotes political responsibility specifically by targeting issues of concern, researching information, examining facts, engaging in civil discourse, and making informed votes. We make democracy work by using democratic processes to address issues. The League is about coming together to find answers to contemporary concerns and striving for greater participation by the American people.

Nationally founded in 1920, the League was built on the historic gains of the suffrage movement by educating, encouraging and uniting disengaged citizens in becoming active and informed participants in democracy. The League has advanced an integrated plan to strengthen democracy at every level.

Come to a Meeting!

Monday Night Program Items Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month, generally from 6:30 or 7-9 pm. Through local study, discussion and vote, Program Items are chosen for their specific impact on our community. (Please email at lwvccc@gmail.com or call us at 770-834-7280 to find out specific locations and topics.)

Candidate Forums are held as needed before elections. They are one of the most important efforts of our local League. In a Candidate Forum. Audience members write questions and submit them to be asked by the moderator.

Great Decisions has been a part of the League for nearly 25 years. Co-hosted with Carrollton Rotary and University of West Georgia Thomas B. Murphy Center for Public Service, it promotes citizen awareness and discussion about timely foreign policy issues. Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, nationally it is the oldest and largest grassroots educational program on world affairs. Our knowledgeable speakers, most often professors from University of West Georgia, give their time and expertise. Great Decisions is a series that takes place on Thursday nights in February and March at 6:30 pm at the Tracey Stallings Community Center in Carrollton, Georgia (Please email at lwvccc@gmail.com or call us at 770-834-7280 to find out specific locations and topics.)

Join our Team!

The League is not just for women anymore! We invite ALL persons, male and female, regardless of citizenship status, of at least 16 years of age, to join as voting members of our local League of Women Voters of Carrollton and Carroll County. In addition, you will be a voting member of the League of Women Voters of Georgia and of the League of Women Voters of the United States.

As a League member, your voice adds strength to our message.

Annual membership fees are $60 and $30 for each additional member in a household. Student fees are $30. If you cannot afford to pay dues, you may speak to us about a reduced fee. You will be welcome as a member whether you are actively involved or join just to support the League. Members are not required to attend the many events scheduled throughout the year.

  • Your membership in the League allows us to publish unbiased, local, state and national information important to you, educate citizens on important issues, and safeguard and strengthen the democratic process through an informed citizenry.

  • Your membership helps all citizens ensure that their voices are heard at the local, state and national levels.

  • Your membership allows you to be part of the conversation to advocate for positive changes in our current system at the level that you are comfortable with.

  • As a member you also receive other benefits such as:

    Weekly legislative monitoring & updates during the Georgia General Assembly on issues affecting you.

    The information, skills, support and opportunities to join with others in a united voice and/or to individualize or personalize your own political action.

    A voice and vote in choosing what issues the local, state and national Leagues will actively pursue.

Board Members, 2017

Robin Collins, president

Barbara Gibson, vice president

Jennifer Dandliker, treasurer

Cassandra Flowers, secretary

Sue Jones, past president

Martha Ann Saunders, past president

Georgia Simons, past-president

Kathie Barrett, director

Kathy Edwards-Opperman, director

Deidre Rouse, director

Betty Williams, director

Annelle Colevins, newsletter, lwvccc@gmail.com

Board meets on the first Monday of most months, usually at the Neva Lomason Library Conference Room at 5:30. League members are encouraged to attend at least one board meeting. Please email board president, Robin Collins, at robincollins.lwvccc@gmailcom to check on times and places as they do occasionally change.

Quick Links

Carroll County Elections and Voter Registration http://www.carrollcountyga.com/323/Elections-Voter-Registration

Carroll County Board of Commission http://www.carrollcountyga.com/182/Board-of-Commissioners