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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS TORRANCE AREA

Our Torrance Area League represents the cities of Carson, Gardena, Harbor City, Lomita and Torrance.
 

Like all local Leagues, LWVTA is supported by officers and on-board and off-board directors who carry out the work of the League. Members show their support by attending events and reacting to advocacy "calls to action."  Member volunteers are always welcome to assist with our activities.

Our 2018-2019  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OTHER LEAGUE ORGANIZATIONS

LWV is a National Organization with state, county and local Leagues.

LWVTA is one of many Leagues in Los Angeles County. The other local area Leagues are:

  • Beach Cities League, representing the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
  • Palos Verdes League, representing Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and San Pedro.

Our members are also members of:

See other Leagues in California and other state Leagues and local League websites.

 OUR MISSION AND ROLES

The League of Women Voters, a political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. While we encourage active party participation of our members, our league discussions, analyses and decisions are devoid of party affiliation. We welcome all women and men to join our local league, which will also provide membership at the state and national level.

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

  • Action/Advocacy: After study we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.
  • Voter Service/Citizen Education:We present unbiased information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

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, Belliefs and Intentions  guide our activities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity. Read more about this National campaign.

What Does the League Do Now?

The League of Women Voters is a peoples' organization that has fought since 1920 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 in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.  We never endorse or oppose political parties or candidates, but we are political.
 
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.
 

Why Should I Support the League of Women Voters?

The League is different from many organizations in that what it accomplishes comes directly from the involvement of its members. It is a grassroots organization providing every member with opportunities to learn and educate others about government, and take action on public policy. We walk our talk: we believe that we need everyone to participate in order for our community to be strong, safe and vibrant. Whether you contribute your time, your money, or both you can feel confident that your investment in democracy goes further in the League.

Groups of League members meet to discuss topics in a respectful setting. They learn effective techniques for public discussion, how to advocate on specific policies, and what the issues beneath the rhetoric are. Our study and consensus process ensures that we are fully informed on issues before we take a stand. We also 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.

Your participation in League will expose you to a breadth of experiences and issues that will not only inform you but create greater possibilities for civic engagement than you might imagine. You can spend as much or as little time as you wish. Whether you aspire to leadership or are keen to follow the lead of experienced members, the League will excite, use, and nurture your civic curiosity, ideals, or desire for action. We offer our members webinars, conference calls, workshops, other events and mentorship opportunities throughout the year, at the local, regional, state and national levels.

  • Attend an event on our calendar
  • Contact us to get involved

What is the History of the League of Women Voters?

Know Your Town

Read about our Torrance League leadership team
History buff? Enjoy this study compiled by the League: a portrait of the city of Torrance -1965.

Read about the Torrance league's first meeting, March 1962