Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions

Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions

Dora Preston

The principles that guide our organization...

The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide. 

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization which: 

  • acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels.
  • builds citizen participation in the democratic process. 
  • engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.

We believe in: 

  • respect for individuals 
  • the value of diversity 
  • the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities 

We will: 

  • act with trust, integrity and professionalism
  • operate in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those we serve, both members and the public 
  • take the initiative in seeking diversity in membership 
  • acknowledge our heritage as we seek our path to the future.

Our policy on Diversity, Involvement and Inclusion:

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.