Our Mission: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
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.
Membership in the League is open to people of all ages. The League is nonpartisan as it neither supports nor opposes any candidate for office, nor any political party.
The League of Women Voters’ goal is to empower the public to shape better communities. We:
- Act after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels.
- Build citizen participation in the democratic process.
- Engage communities in promoting positive policy issues through education and advocacy.
We believe in:
- Respect for individuals.
- The value of diversity.
- The empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities.
- The power of collective decision-making for the common good.
- Act with trust, integrity and professionalism.
- Operate in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those we serve, both members and the public.
- Take the initiative in seeking diversity in membership and programs.
- Acknowledge our heritage as we seek our path to the future.
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.