Making Democracy Work

About the League

Our mission, our positions, our history

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

  • Action/Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Our Positions on Issues


The League of Women Voters takes positions on issues after careful study and consensus. Once consensus is reached, the League may advocate on its positions.

Positions are based on consensus achieved through study by all local Leagues and adoption of a position statement at annual convention. Amendments are made only after additional study. Program positions must be reaffirmed every two years at Convention.

Other League Organizations and Websites

There are thirteen local Leagues within the Los Angeles County InterLeague Organization, listed below. There are links in this list for the local Leagues which have their own separate websites:

Our members are also members of:

See other Leagues in California and other state Leagues and local League websites.

History of the League of Women Voters