League Basics

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Voters of the United States website
www.lwv.org
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Voters of Ohio website
www.lwvohio.org
Since 1920 the League of Women Voters has fought to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League’s enduring vitality and resonance come from its unique decentralized structure.

The League is a grassroots orginization, working at the national, state and local levels. There are Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, in addition to the hundreds of local Leagues nationwide. The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters Education Fund operate at the national level with grassroots support from state and local Leagues.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan: it neither supports nor opposed candidates for office at any level of government (see the actual policy statement). At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide, the 900 state and local Leagues — comprising a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary.

Over time, the League’s legislative priorities change to reflect the needs of society and critical issues of concern. The organization remains true to its basic purpose: to make democracy work for all citizens. The League of Women Voters makes a difference in the lives of citizens because of the energy and passion of thousands of members committed to our principles.
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