What is our mission? What is our history? How are we structured?
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation 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 nonpartisan, but, after an in-depth study process with League chapters throughout the U.S., 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 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.
History of the League of Women Voters
Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.
History of the League of Women Voters, South Dakota
All state and local Leagues are part of the national organization, League of Women Voters. Learn more at LWVUS