Making Democracy Work

Statement of Nonpartisanship

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit political organization.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit political organization that:
  • Encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government,
  • Works to increase understanding of major public policy issues
  • Influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization. It does not support or oppose candidates for public office in any election, nor does it take a stand for or against a political party. It may take action on a variety of government issues after member study and agreement.

We take action on public policy positions established through member study and agreement. We are political, but we do not support or oppose any political party or candidate.

The League believes that political parties are essential to the American system of government and that the participation of informed citizens is of utmost importance. Consequently, the League encourages its members, as individuals, to be active in the political parties, in finding and supporting candidates for public office, and to seek election to public office.

League members are encouraged, as individuals, to attend and participate in meetings of governmental bodies. However, only those members named as representatives of the the League by the board or the President may participate in the name of the League.

The President is the official spokesperson of the League. All official League communications, publications and public action should be cleared with the President. In order to preserve the nonpartisan character of the League, the President, Finance, Membership and Voter Service/Citizen Information chairs shall refrain from any partisan activities during their terms of office.