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 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.

History of the League of Women Voters

Board Covenant

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF OAKLAND

COVENANT REAFFIRMED FOR THE BOARD YEAR 2014-2015

Our purpose in meeting is to execute and advance the League objectives, to do the hands-on work that safeguards democracy.

We acknowledge that we are responsible to each other, to the general membership of the League, and to our community, to do this work honestly and to the best of our ability.

When meeting together we will aim to listen appreciatively, speak with care, honor our differences, and assume good intentions.