About LWVNC

About LWVNC

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League of Women Voters of North Carolina, Inc.

Mission

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina, Inc. works to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public-policy issues.

What We Do

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina, part of a national network, the League of Women Voters-US, encourages informed and active participation in our democracy and influences public policy through advocacy and organizing.  Our vision was formed 100 years ago by leaders of the women’s suffrage movement; and today we remain a strong nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy.  

Our members –  2,000 strong in 18 local leagues – are fighting to protect voting rights, promote voter registration, and ensure fair representation in North Carolina.  As a part of the only national, nonpartisan organization with the operational capabilities to engage vast groups of voters around the country, the League is well-positioned to protect our vibrant democracy.

LWVNC, Inc. provides funding for NC Leagues to conduct research, prepare publications and materials. LWVNC holds forums and disseminates information and training to citizens. LWVNC, Inc. projects must present fair, objective, non-partisan information to the general public. Projects cannot advocate for legislation or urge any action to affect legislation, and they cannot support candidates for office. Your donation to LWVNC, Inc. is tax-deductible. 

LWVNC Advocacy

 The purpose of the LWVNC Advocacy (LWVNCA) is to influence policy for proposed or current legislation related to positions adopted by LWVNC or LWVUS. The LWVNCA is a 501(c)(4) organization that does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. Contributions made to LWVNCA are not tax deductible.

Non-Partisan Policy

The purpose of the League of the Women Voters is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government at all levels. The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.  The League takes positions on selected governmental and other issues after study and consensus. The League recognizes the role of political parties in government and believes that participation in the activities of parties is an essential ingredient of citizen responsibility. While the League urges its members to be politically active, certain constraints are necessary to maintain the nonpartisanship of the League as an organization and its tax-exempt status.

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