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Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan citizen activist organization that operates at the local, state, and national level. 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 New York 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.

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LWV Schenectady Policies/By-Laws

The LWV Schenectady County has the following policies:

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History of the League of Women Voters

History of the League of Women Voters Schenectady (1925 - 1960)

  1. PDF icon1925 - 1935
  2. PDF icon1936 - 1945
  3. PDF icon1944 - 1951
  4. PDF icon1952 - 1956
  5. PDF icon1957 - 1960 (Leadership & Program History)
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