Mission

Mission

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The League of Women Voters of Chicago encourages informed and active participation in government while influencing public policy through education and advocacy. We never endorse or oppose political parties or candidates, but we are political.

Our Two Roles:

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


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.