When was the League of Women Voters founded?

The League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago in 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt, along with other leaders of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Its aim was to strengthen the political power of women following passage of the 19th Amendment (granting women the vote).

Since then, the organization’s aims broadened to general advocacy for social and political reform.

Since 1974, men can be members.