Our Mission: Making Democracy Work
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that works to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. We work to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy. Members are women and men of voting age who inform themselves before taking stands on issues.
We register voters and defend all citizens' voting rights. We monitor government activities from city councils and school boards to state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. We educate citizens about their rights and responsibilities. We sponsor candidate forums and public issues forums. We study issues in order to arrive at member consensus before taking action by lobbying, testifying, and educating legislators on our positions. As a nonpartisan body, the League takes action on issues. We do not support or oppose candidates or parties.
I love registering voters because I believe a true democracy needs people who are committed to electing the best leaders for our country. Naturalization ceremonies and subsequent new voter registrations are especially meaningful because new citizens have worked long and hard for the privilege of being a voter in a democratic country!
— Mary Hughes, League member since 1998