About Our Work

About Our Work

What Is the League of Women Voters' Mission?

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.

What Does the League Do Now?

Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. We do this at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy. Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all Americans.

Since 1920, the League has fought to improve our government and engage all Americans in the decisions that impact their lives. We operate at national, state, and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well as in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong. We never endorse or oppose political parties or candidates, but we are political.

  • We host public forums and debates which are well known for being fair, transparent, and civil. This approach has earned the League a global reputation for integrity and thoroughness.
  • We provide the non-partisan, award-winning election information site, Vote411.org, which provides voters with a personalized ballot and candidate information at election time.
  • We organize voter registration drives across the tri-county area
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