LWVWI DEI Policy
The League of Women Voters is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. 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. 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.
- Community Alliances Committee: This committee meets monthly to create tools to facilitate DEI efforts at the local level. Time commitment: ~1-2.5 hours per month.
- DEI Committee: This committee oversees the ongoing organizational implementation of our approved DEI policy. Time commitment of 1 hour per month.
- Multicultural Adventures Committee: This group is composed of 1-2 members from each League statewide to host 2-4 cosponsored, local inter-league DEI field trips per year. This is a fun and immersive way to engage members and become involved with DEI work if you don’t have a lot of time. Time commitment: 1-2 hours of planning time per field trip.
- Transformation Committee: This group is for local League DEI Committee members or prospective members. The purpose of this group is to empower, collaborate, generate ideas and create a supportive safe haven to discuss and grow as a team in all things DEI! Everything shared is strictly confidential. This group is a sounding board and refuge as they help facilitate their League’s cultural transformation. Though we meet monthly, this group is a "come and go" group for you to utilize as needed. Local Board members are also welcome to join us to discuss DEI related issues. Time commitment: 0-1 hour per month.