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.
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.
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: 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 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 guide our activities.
Our League is a grassroots organization providing every member with opportunities to learn and educate others about government, and take action on public policy. We believe everyone should participate in the political process for our communities to be strong, safe and vibrant. Whether you contribute your time, your money, or both - know that your investment goes further with 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 that are well known for fairness, transparency and civility. 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. 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, and desire for action. We offer webinars, online meetings, conference calls, workshops, other events and mentorship opportunities throughout the year.
- President: Bill Jonson
- First Vice President: Karen Owen, PhD
- Second Vice President: Kathy Smith
- Secretary: Stephanie Bolden
- Treasurer: Sabrina smith
- Doris Reeves-Lipscomb
- Ellen Siegman, JD
- Marti Folwell
- Dave Sillman
Our members also work closely with members of:
- League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area,
- League of Women Voters of Florida, and
- League of Women Voters of the United States.