Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?

Our Mission and Roles

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 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 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.

LWVAF Bylaws

Our current bylaws were last amended in 2016.

LWVAF Nonpartisan Policy

The League of Woman Voters is a nonpartisan organization. See our Nonpartisan Policy.

LWVAF Local Positions

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. Positions result from a process of study and discussion leading to a consensus opinion of the membership.

After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

This takes place at the national, state and local levels. You can find our local positions, which are readopted each year at our annual meeting, at our web site.

Other League Organizations

The other leagues in metro Atlanta are:

Our members are also members of:

History of the League of Women Voters