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.
Our MissionThe 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.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. 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.
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.