90 Years of Civic Engagement and Encouraging Voter Participation: What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?
Our Mission and Roles
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.
The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles:
- Voters Service/Citizen Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.
- Action/Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.
To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of California 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.
Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions: How are we structured? What guides our activities?
History of the League of Women Voters
Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.
LWV is a Local, County, State, & National Organization
The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica has been an active civic organization in the community since 1934. If you would like more information about our organization please contact us.
The Leagues in Los Angeles County are listed below:
- Beach Cities
- Claremont Area
- East San Gabriel Valley
- Long Beach Area
- Los Angeles (City)
- Palos Verdes Peninsula
- Pasadena Area
When you become a LWV Santa Monica member, you are also a member of:
- League of Women Voters of LA County
- League of Women Voters of California
- League of Women Voters of the United States.