Our DEI 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.
Click here for a video of a DEI discussion with former LWVUS President Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, author of The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters. LWV of Metro St. Louis was pleased to have Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins do a Q&A with local League members after a webinar hosted by the Missouri History Museum on Sept. 13, 2020.