The League in this part of North Carolina started with a Community Survey of Greensboro in 1949. In the 1980s we became the League of Women Voters of Guilford County and in 1999 we joined forces with the League of Women Voters of Winston-Salem/Forsyth to become the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad. Male members joined our League as soon as the LWVUS made that possible. Today we have many active male members and we welcome their participation.
Over the years we have had sessions for the public called Civics 101, 102, 103, 104 covering general government in our area, the judicial system, and health care.
A former president has served as Mayor of Greensboro and our members currently serve on the City Council of Greensboro and the Board of County Commissioners while other members serve in the judiciary and in the general assembly.
In 2000 we followed the lead of another League in North Carolina and instituted lunch meetings, Lunch with the League. Our attendance has gone from approximately 35 to over 100 people at some meetings. We have speakers or panels on topics of interest to our League and to the community at large.
Over many years, the LWVPT has studied many topics and arrived at consensus to form positions for action. Our most recent local study was the jail and alternatives to incarceration in Guilford County.