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League Looks at Marcellus Shale

Read about the LWV of Pennsylvania advocacy on Marcellus Shale gas extraction. While there, click on the Marcellus Shale map for extensive background material from the League's study of this issue.

Photos from our 90th birthday celebration


The League of Women Voters and WTAE-TV (Channel 4) present
a debate between Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett, October 8 at 7 p.m.

Gun Safety in a Free Society
A Deliberative Democracy Event

Monday, October 27, 6-9 p.m.
St. Paul's Methodist Church
1965 Ferguson Rd., McCandless

FREE – Registration required

Co-sponsored by NORTH
(Neighboring Orgnizations Responding Together for Hope)

Get beyond slogans and help explore possible solutions
with your fellow citizens.

Registration requires completion of a short survey.
Upon completion of the registration process, a booklet of background information will be available

Click here for a flyer with the registration link

The presidents of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh presented testimony supporting the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan on July 31, 2014. You can read their remarks here and here.

Help move the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 forward in the U.S. House of Representatives. Details here.

The 2014 edition of Facts for Citizens, League's directory of public officials is now available here.

MISSION: The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League is nonpartisan. That means we never support or oppose candidates or political parties! However, the League was founded by the women who won the vote for women. They demanded the vote so they could influence issues. League members select and thoroughly study issues, reach a consensus position, then advocate for that position. This is not partisan; it is fulfilling the duty of citizenship. A further explanation.

LWVGP officers and directors for 2014-15:

  • President: Annette Shimer
  • Vice Presidents: Nancy Naragon, Maureen Mamula
  • Secretary: Leagha Courtney
  • Treasurer: Preston Shimer
  • Directors: Sue Broughton, Pat Byerly, Jackie Dixon, Judy Donohue, Shirley McIlvried, Eileen Olmsted, Rosemary Prostko, Karen Rafalko, Nyota Robinson, Sabrina Saunders

Marcellus Shale Radio Announcements – LWVGP has run radio announcements to educate the public about the agencies charged with the oversight of shale gas development. Listen.

The League's publication describing Allegheny County government structure and functions is available here.

Facts for Citizens: a guide to your elected officials – 2014 edition for Federal, State, Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh edition still available in print. Find out who represents you and how to communicate with them. Information about many local municipalities and school districts is posted online.

This page is maintained by Suzanne Broughton.  Page last revised on September 15, 2014.

Permission is granted to freely copy this document in electronic form, or to print it for non-commercial use as long as credit is given to the League of Women Voters.



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