What Do We Do?
The responsibilities of the League of Women Voters are as varied as the demands of a complex society. Our members conduct research in areas as diverse as international economic policy and local recreation facilities, observe the meeting of public bodies, and prepare and distribute nonpartisan pre-election material on candidates and their issues. LWV prepares factual publications on complex, controversial subjects and at times even goes to court in the public’s interest. Behind all of this remains the goal of informed, effective citizenry and a responsible government.
Who Decides What the League Does?
The League of Women Voters responds to the geographical realities of functioning government and gives its members and local community every chance to take an active part in all of the organization’s decisions and activities. It is the grassroots membership that determines policies at all levels of LWV organization. Grassroots membership means each and every individual member of LWV has a voice in the organization’s policies and actions. From local meetings to national conventions, it is the members who make the policy decisions of LWV a reality. Officers and boards of directors carry out these decisions.
Who Can Join?
Any US citizen over 18 — male or female — may become a voting member of the League of Women Voters. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.