Making Democracy Work

About the League

Voter Education

We wish to expand citizen participation in the election process and in federal, state, and local government decision making 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.

Action and Advocacy

We wish to secure public policies that promote League positions based on member participation and agreement. Founded as a women's organization in 1920, it is now open to membership by all citizens of voting age.

  • Action/Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

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Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities. We promote civility in public discourse.

History of The League

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters, which began in 1920 when women won the right to vote.