The local League of Women Voters is excited to announce that we have dropped the “Western” in our name. We are now The League of Women Voters of Nevada County.

The name change is an effort to be more inclusive of all residents of our county, and we will be reaching out to potential members in Truckee and Eastern County to expand our membership.

“When I first became president last year I asked why we were limiting ourselves as the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County. Our board agreed, and we have spent the better part of the last year working toward this goal,” said President Fran Cole.

The name change was approved by both the state and national Leagues in recent months, and officially given the thumbs up by our members at our annual meeting in May.

If you know of someone in East County who would be interested in joining our non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and expanding voting rights, empowering an informed citizenry and ensuring everyone is represented in our democracy, please have them contact us at