Making Democracy Work

Coming Events

All local LWV events are open to the public, and free unless otherwise noted.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:30 pm
Ripon College
Kresge Little Theatre--East Hall
300 W. Seward St.
Ripon, WI 54971
Bridging the Political Divide. The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area is pleased to co-host this event with the Center for Politics and the People of Ripon College. Join us on September 6th at Ripon College (Kresge Little Theater, East Hall) for Bridging the Political Divide: a panel discussion on how we can advance civil discourse.

This event is free and open to the public.

Watch online at

Panelists include: Craig Gilbert - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Joy Cardin - Wisconsin Public Radio Sarah Lloyd - Wisconsin Farmers Union

Moderated by Marty Farrell of the League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:30 pm
Town of Brooklyn Town Hall
N5988 County Road A
Green Lake, Wisconsin 54941
41st Assembly District Candidate Forum. The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area (LWV) is hosting a Candidate Forum for the 41st Assembly District candidates on Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 pm in the Town of Brooklyn Town Hall, N5988 Co. Road A, Green Lake, WI. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The event will be taped and broadcast on the LWV Facebook page.

The LWV is partnering with the Five County Tobacco Free Coalition to bring the public this event. This session will provide the voters of the 41st Assembly District information on each of the candidates allowing voters to make informed decisions.

Each candidate will be given two minutes for opening remarks then written questions will be taken from the audience. The questions will be screened and asked through a moderator. Each candidate will have up to two minutes to answer each question. Candidates will be given one minute for closing remarks. Upon arrival, candidates will draw numbers to determine the order of appearance.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan 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 was founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt who was born in Ripon, Wisconsin.

"The Five County Tobacco Free Coalition values the opportunity to collaborate with the League of Women Voters of Ripon Area on this forum. Over the years, our coalition has collaborated with various organizations on candidate forums in order to provide an opportunity for community members to ask candidates questions about health and wellness," said Sandy Bernier, Coordinator of the local tobacco control coalition.

For those who are unable to attend, a video of the Forum will be posted online. Find a link to the video on Facebook (League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area) or at our website

For more information on local the League of Women Voters of the Ripon area please visit our Facebook page or email Ellen Sorensen, at or call 920-960-3397.

For more information on Five Counties for Tobacco-Free Living visit our website or email Sandy Bernier at