League of Women Voters Rochester
P.O. Box 6691
Rochester, Minnesota 55903


Founded 100 years ago in support of women suffrage and a larger role in civic affairs, the LWV is a major advocate for democracy and voting rights at the national, state, and local levels. For nearly 50 years the LWV has welcomed men as members. More than 1,000 local leagues exist across the country, along with all states and the national League.

We are a non-partisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy with a goal of open government that is representative, accountable, and responsive. 

Joining the Rochester LWV also supports the efforts of state and national Leagues. Annual dues are as little as $5 for a student. Individual membership is $65, or $98 for a 2-member household. All dues and donations to the League of Women Voters Rochester are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

By clicking the the "Join" and "Donate" buttons below, you will have the option to join or renew your League membership (local, state, & national) and submit your payment by PayPal, online account,  or by check. To join or renew your membership or make a donation by mail, you can print a paper membership form at this link

The Rochester chapter has a very rich history of engagement and accomplishment, highlighted in the book Taking the Lead: Rochester Women in Public Policy, 1970 - 1990, published in 2012 by the LWV Rochester Education Fund. This is available through our chapter for $20 plus shipping by sending a request to our email address: lwvrochester@lwvmn.org.

The book highlights the distinguished careers in civic affairs of 25 remarkable women and other elected officials, local government appointees, school district and higher education leaders, and many other state-regional-county-city board and commission members, as well as political party leaders:

Rosemary Ahmann
Jane Belau
Doris Blinks
Nancy Brataas
Dorothy Callahan
Jane Campion
Cynthia Daube
Donna Dunn
Ann Ferguson

Joy Fogarty
Sister Generose Gervais
Carol Kamper
Sheila Kiscaden
Sue Lemke
Sally Martin
Jean Michaels
Judy Miller

Ancy Morse
Julie Nigon
Karen Ricklefs
Joyce Schut
Tutti Sherlock
Marilyn Stewart
Jackie Trotter
Barby Withers