League of Women Voters Mission Statement

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Increased accessibility to the electoral process is essential to ensuring a representative electoral process and every citizen’s right to vote. The fight for the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) was long and arduous, but the League stayed the course.

In the 1920s, Eleanor Roosevelt served as vice president for legislative affairs at the League, monitoring federal legislation and hearings in Congress. Watch this short video about how Eleanor's membership changed the League -- and how the League changed her.

Shown are teams members, coaches, Janet Clark (representative of the League of Women Voters) and Dave Walsh. Photo credit: Tim Chestnut. From the Laramie Daily Boomerang, Sun JKuly 28, 1991

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—espeicallyVOTE411.org. 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.