Mission, Vision and Principles

Mission, Vision and Principles

The League of Women Voters of Appleton is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. LWVAppleton is a vibrant, visible, respected advocate for sustaining our democratic society.

VALUES:

  • Grassroots initiatives and consensus building are the strengths of our organization
  • Our organization models the principles of good governance
  • Citizenship requires knowledge, as well as the ability and will to act
  • The responsibility of good government rests on the shoulders of citizens
  • The voting rights of U.S. citizens at home and abroad are to be assured.

We consider well before taking action and prepare well before beginning to act.

WE BELIEVE IN:

  • respect for individuals
  • the value of diversity
  • the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities
  • the power of collective decision making for the common good.

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.

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.

The League of Women Voters of Appleton is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is striving to authentically reflect the rich cultural diversity of our community. Join us. Bring your whole authentic self, and together, we will work to carry out the League’s mission to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. True representation of all the voices in our communities will insure that the League’s positions, advocacy, and events reflect a democracy of all the people.