League of Women Voters: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

As the United States election season gets into full swing, we are reminded that voting is both a privilege and a sacred duty, hard won first by the American revolutionaries, then by Black men, and finally, in 1919, by women.

1919 also saw the birth of two other organizations that are still thriving to this day – The League of Women Voters (LWV) and Cabot Creamery Co-operative. For many years, Cabot has been proud to sponsor LWV events around the country that encourage voter registration and participation.

The farm families who own Cabot Creamery Co-operative know the importance of the words “one person, one vote.” As a dairy cooperative, this principle is at work every day. Each coop member has equal input in the decision-making process of the cooperative. Being part of a cooperative means Cabot farmers know the value and importance of working for the good of their organization. What’s good for one is good for all. This means actively participating in the governance of the coop. This same principle applies to voting in local, state and national elections. That is why Cabot has supported the activities of the League of Woman Voters in their important work for over a decade.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that was created not only to encourage informed participation in government but also to increase understanding of major governmental policy issues, nationally and locally. Their mission is both succinct and powerful: “Empowering voters. Defending democracy.”

During this critical election year LWV has initiated Vote411, a one-stop shop for non-partisan election information. Want to register to vote? Vote411 can tell you exactly where and how to do it, anywhere in the country. They’ll tell you where your polling place is and how to vote by mail. Not sure of the candidates or issues on your local ballot? Vote411 has the 411.

In addition to voting information, The League of Women Voters works to promote social and economic justice as well as the health and safety of all Americans to defend democracy. You can visit their website for information about health care reform, the environment, immigration policies and the Census.

We invite you to join LWV and Cabot to celebrate these important days in the lead up to the 2020 elections on November 3, by clicking on the links below.


August 26 – Women’s Equality Day – Honoring a woman’s right to vote and those who sacrificed so much to make it possible.

September 22- National Voter Registration Day – Have you registered to vote? Click on the link to get started and pass the information on to your friends. Here’s a handy checklist if you’re voting for the first time!

October 24- Vote Early Day – Just enter your state to find out how you can vote early.

All your voting questions can be answered by going to the Vote411 website. And be sure to follow Vote 411 on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

See you at the polls!


The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. ~19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, ratified on August 18, 1920.

Comments (15)

monica johnson | August 02, 2020 | 12:00am

but you can freeze butter like i do and it’ll keep indefinitely <3

Marissa Montana | August 13, 2020 | 12:00am

Of no real importance, but I’m fostering orphaned kittens and one has a cow patterned markings, so I named him Cabot. I’m also following a keto lifestyle and it’s so great to see that honored here by your cooperative. Yay!!

Linda A Hayden | August 14, 2020 | 12:00am

Have used your products for years & told local supermarkets about them. No more! I don’t expect my Dairy Products to be involved in politics. There is enough dissent in this country today. stick to what you do best – dairy products!

    Rachael | September 11, 2020 | 9:42am

    Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to write — and for your years of support. Our intention was to encourage voting for all; not to be involved in politics. We hope you will continue to purchase Cabot products and support the hardworking farmers who own Cabot. ~Rachael

Christi Schubert | August 20, 2020 | 12:00am

Thank you so much for sharing this information. Our country needs to work together More than ever !

Cynthia Powers | August 20, 2020 | 12:00am

Why am I so suspicious of companies entering into the political arena? Maybe one reason is the situation with Goodyear tire as it has come to light that the company was actually compelling their employees to take “anti-Blue Lives Matter” training.
Now The League of Women Voters has on their web site literal democrat talking points.
So, now I’m wondering what does Cabot stand for? I grew up in rural America. I understand the hardships of the farmer and what the vast ocean of government regulations has done. So I’m asking, WHAT DOES CABOT STAND FOR?

    Rachael | September 11, 2020 | 9:42am

    Hi Cynthia and thanks for taking the time to write. Our intention was to encourage voting. Cabot is a co-operative, we are owned by our farmers. Every farmer has a vote. It means a lot to us to be structured this way. For us, 2020 is the start of our new century – Cabot and the League of Women Voters were both founded in 1919 – and we are hopeful that it is a year that the greatest number of Americans in the history of our country vote!

    We are aware that not everyone is interested in everything we post. However we hope you continue to enjoy our award-winning dairy products and the beautiful images of our farm families that we post every day. Thank you for your support, it means the world to our farmer owners. ~Rachael

Darlene | August 20, 2020 | 12:00am

Well you just lost a customer. The LWV is a far left organization. You spread propaganda and I will never purchase your products again.

    Rachael | September 11, 2020 | 9:42am

    Hi Darlene and thanks for taking the time to write. Our intention was to encourage voting for all. Cabot is a co-operative, we are owned by our farmers. Every farmer has a vote. It means a lot to us to be structured this way. For us, 2020 is the start of our new century – Cabot and the League of Women Voters were both founded in 1919 – and we are hopeful that it is a year that the greatest number of Americans in the history of our country vote!

    We are aware that not everyone is interested in everything we post. Thank you for your past support, it has meant the world to our farmer owners. ~Rachael

Kacm | August 20, 2020 | 12:00am

Thank you for helping with the reminders for how important each vote is and will be! The LWV has been a good place to look for information.

Bobby | August 21, 2020 | 12:00am

Just a semantics note – there is a difference between “voting by mail” and requesting an absentee ballot with which to vote. It’s an important difference.

    Rachael | September 11, 2020 | 9:43am

    Totally agree, Bobby. Thanks for the clarification! ~Rachael

Jane K | August 21, 2020 | 12:00am

Thanks for posting this site. Very helpful info.

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