The Mission of the LWV Education Fund

The League of Women Voters Education Fund works to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public policy issues.

This video PSA was developed for the League by Discovery Communications as part of their Creating Change program.

After a sixteen year period in which there were no public presidential debates, the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) sponsored three presidential debates in 1976.

During the post World War II period, the League helped lead the effort to establish the United Nations and to ensure U.S. participation.

A statement from the Schenectady League is presented to the supervisors' meeting. From the Schenectady Gazette, Saturday, November 1, 1958.
Becky Cain - GOTV Mr. Potato Head "Head to the Polls" Campaign 1996

Articles About the League

In 2016, our goals are very simple. We plan to: grow the vote, protect the vote and empower voters with information, through our nonpartisan voters’ guides and candidate forums and debates, and through our online tools— These three priorities stand on their own, but are they are also inextricably intertwined.

I come to the League with an appreciation of what this organization has accomplished over the past 95 years, a respect for the generations of those who worked, day in and day out, to encourage participation in the democratic process, and commitment to not only finish our first century as a strong organization, but to set it up for a successful second hundred years as well.