About Us

About Us

Our Mission

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.

Our Roles

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. Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all Americans. We do this at all three levels of government, engaging in both:

Our History

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters of Leelanau County. Also learn about how our National League of Women Voters got its historical start.

Other League Organizations

Nearest local League of Women Voters:

Our members are also members of:

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

**Since the League of Women Voters-Grand Traverse Area, Michigan (LWVGTA) was organized in 1960, the members have studied and acted on many issues. Often the League has been in the forefront of political awareness. LWVGTA's area of organization initially included Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. It was expanded in 2000 to include Antrim, Benzie, and Kalkaska Counties. In June 2013 Leelanau County split off to become an independent League.