Some volunteer groups and associations really don't market themselves. They just happen to be there and keep a low-profile. Thinking about churches, for the most part. Support groups would be another. Political organizations.... not so much. But there is one organization, the League of Women Voters, that seems to be promoting itself as an outlet for those who aren't so terribly giddy nowadays about partisan politics to be involved in the process, become informed themselves, and using that newfound awareness to inform others.
Hmmm, putting it in those terms, it does sound a little like a support group!
The League has done terrific work in the county for many, many years and there's a very nice profile of League co-President Alice Giles here. The article was written by Andrew "Call Me 'Austin Powers' One More Time And I'll Put My Fist Through Your Fat Skull" Metcalf.
The involvement by Ms. Giles and other of her board members signals a changing of the guard in the League. Many League members are more, ahhhh, seasoned veterans of the community and of the local political wars themselves. While I am sure that as the daughter of Board of Education member Ellen Giles, she has been no stranger to the political wars, Alice Giles and others (Sarah Husain, writer of the famous local blog "Sarah Says", for instance) bring a broader perspective (no pun intended, jerks) to the LWV.
When you look at the article, please look at the comment made by local sphincter "HR Pufnstuf", or whatever. What a tool. Of course men can join the League; this man has been a proud member in the past (again, no pun intended) and will be again very soon!
The more informed the population is, the better, and the LWV does thankless work on a daily basis to make sure people can be informed about the candidates and issues if they choose. This is an organization that richly deserves all of our support and kind thoughts.