The League of
Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to
improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that
impact their lives.
We operate at national, state and local levels through more than
800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well in DC, Puerto
Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.
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The League is nonpartisan.
We work with elected officials of all political persuasions. The League
does not support candidates or political parties for public office.
What gives us our strength? Information. We provide information to
elected officials to assist them in making decisions. We provide
information to members to assist them in taking action. We provide
information to voters to assist them in making wise choices. We provide
information that is accurate, comprehensive, and well-reasoned.
The League is a training ground.
Many people become interested in public office after joining the
League. League members in St. Paul have been elected to the School
Board, the City Council, the County Board, and the state Legislature.
Most members use skills learned in League to enhance their daily lives
or to improve their job performance. Members abilities for doing
research, making presentations, organizing material, and analyzing
events can be developed or strengthened through involvement in League
activities yet are useful anywhere.
League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization,
encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in
government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
- Establishing positions on public policy through member participation and agreement
- Taking concerted actions that secure public policies consistent with league positions
- Enhancing citizen participation in federal, state and local government decisions
- Increasing citizen participation in the federal process
The League of Women Voters believes in representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States.
The League of Women Voters believes that democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens
and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen's right to
know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open
meetings and making public records accessible.
The League of Women Voters believes that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote;
that every person should have access to free public education which
provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group should
suffer legal, economic or administrative discrimination.
The League of Women Voters believes that efficient and economical government
requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility,
adequate financing and coordination among the different agencies and
levels of government.
The League of Women Voters believes that responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people,
that government should maintain an equitable and flexible system of
taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources
in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social
problems which affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy and
adopt domestic policies which facilitate the solution of international
The League of Women Voters believes that cooperation with other nations
is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that
the development of international organization and international law is
imperative in the promotion of world peace.