Who are we?
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens 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 separate and distinct roles:
- Voters Service/Citizen Education: present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.
- Action/Advocacy: also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.
To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.
Our Vision, Beliefs and Intentions guide our activities.
For more about the League and LWVFA, read our September 2016 study, The League of Women Voters is Changing: Where We've Been, Where We are Going, and LWVFA's Role.