About the League of Women Voters

About the League of Women Voters

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. We also work to influence public policy through education and advocacy. We never endorse, support or oppose any political party or candidate. Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities. 

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  1. Voter Service & Community Education: We research and present unbiased nonpartisan information about candidates, the voting process and propositions and measures.

  2. Action & Advocacy: We work together to identify issues of concern, study those issues, and develop positions. While we are nonpartisan regarding political parties and candidates, once we have a studied position on an issue we take action and advocate for or against particular policies or laws. Positions can be created at the local, state, or national level.

Find out about the history of the League of Women Voters.

The Cupertino-Sunnyvale League of Women Voters

Officers of our League are elected by the Membership in our annual meeting in June. They serve from Jul 1 to June 30. The members of the Board of Directors for 2019-2020 are:

Elaine Manley

Tracey Edwards

Co-Presidents

Leigh Anne Gillis

Vice President,

Program Director

Elayna McCarty

Secretary 

Beth Claywell

Treasurer 

Roberta Hollimon

Director, Voter Service

Hung Wei

Director, Membership

Marieann Shovlin

Director, Communications

Bruce Kendall

Director, Technical Services

Michael Lusk

Director at large

Rosemary Serio

Director at large

FUNDING OUR WORK

  • To conduct our voter service and community education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. Contributions to this portion of our work are fully tax-deductable.

  • To conduct action and advocacy the League of Women Voters, a membership organization, uses funds in a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation. Contributions to this portion of our work are not tax-deductable. 

 

OTHER LEAGUE ORGANIZATIONS

Our Cupertino-Sunnyvale League is one of five local Leagues in the Santa Clara County area. The others are: