Making Democracy Work®
The League of Women Voters of the United States launched the Making Democracy Work® campaign in 2016 as a comprehensive program to engage Leagues nationwide in advancing core democracy issues. In Baltimore County, we support the campaign in the following areas.
Voting and Elections
Voting is a fundamental right, and all eligible voters should have the equal opportunity to exercise that right. The League is dedicated to ensuring that our elections remain free, fair, and accessible.
The League engages voters to ensure that they have the information they need to participate in elections that determine our future. We do this through Election Services such as voter registration programs, Voters’ Guide distribution, candidate forums, and VOTE411, which is our digital guide to election information, including polling locations, registration deadlines, and candidate information. We also support the National League’s position to abolish the Electoral College. We support the direct election of the President and Vice-President by popular vote.
Money in Politics
We are committed to reforming our county's campaign finance system to ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office, and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process.
We oppose partisan and racial gerrymandering that strips rights from voters. We promote transparent and accountable redistricting processes and work to end hyper-partisan practices that don't benefit constituents. We believe responsibility for fair redistricting should be vested in an independent special commission, with membership that reflects the diversity of the voters.