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 the informed and active participation of citizens 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.

Other League Organizations

Our members are also members of:

See "other Leagues in California"

Other League Websites:

Local Leagues in Los Angeles County

History of the League of Women Voters

Los Angeles County Websites

Board of Supervisors Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) General Information Registrar of Voters

State of California Websites

Judicial System Legislative Analyst Secretary of State State Legislature State Library

US Government Websites

House of Representatives Senate Department of Justice Department of State Library of Congress (link to follow legislature in Congress) President Supreme Court

Non-Government Resources for Voters

California Budget Project California Common Cause California Voter Foundation Capital Advantage (Capwiz) Center for Government Studies League of California Cities Project Vote Smart