Mission, Vision and Principles

Mission, Vision and Principles

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. LWVWI is a vibrant, visible, respected advocate for sustaining our democratic society.  Our mission is to empower voters and defend democracy.


  • 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 envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.


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


  • 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.