League Background and Mission
About the League
Our Mission and Roles
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.
The League of Women Voters has two distinct roles.
- Voters Service/Citizen Education: We present unbiased objective information about elections, the voting process, and public policy issues. We also register voters and encourage voters to go to the polls and/or vote by absentee ballot.
- Action/Advocacy: After study, consensus, and agreement, we use our positions to advocate for or against public policies.
The League of Women Voters is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization.
Why Should I Support the League of Women Voters?
The League is different from many organizations in that what it accomplishes comes directly from the involvement of its members. It is a grassroots organization providing every member with opportunities to learn and educate others about government and take action on public policy. We walk our talk: we believe that we need everyone to participate in order for our community to be strong, safe, and vibrant. Whether you contribute your time, your money, or both you can feel confident that your investment in democracy goes further in the League.
League members meet to discuss topics in settings that encourage civil and amicable dialogue. We learn effective techniques for public discussion, how to advocate on specific policies, and what the facts and specifics are beyond the rhetoric.
Our study and consensus process ensures that we are fully informed on issues before we take a stand. We also host public forums and debates which are fair, transparent, and civil. This approach has earned the League a global reputation for integrity and thoroughness.
Your participation in the League will expose you to a breadth of experiences and issues that will not only inform you but create greater possibilities for civic engagement. You can spend as much or as little time as you wish. Whether you aspire to leadership or are inclined to follow the lead of experienced members, the League will excite, use, and nurture your civic curiosity, ideals, and desire for action. We offer members webinars, conference calls, workshops, and other events throughout the year.
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