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About Us

The League is a political grassroots network and membership organization that believes the freedom to vote is a nonpartisan issue. For more than a century, we’ve worked to empower voters and defend democracy. As a women-led organization, we encourage everyone to take part in our democracy.

LWV staff in Supreme Court

Who Is the League of Women Voters? 

The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit dedicated to empowering everyone to fully participate in our democracy. With active Leagues in all 50 states and more than 750 Leagues across the country, we engage in advocacy, education, litigation, and organizing to protect every American’s freedom to vote. 

Founded in 1920, the League was a merger of the National Council of Women Voters and the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. Referred to as a “mighty political experiment,” it aimed to help newly enfranchised women exercise their right to vote. Learn more about our history

Today, the League has expanded our vision of a more inclusive democracy where all Americans, regardless of gender, sex, race, ability, or party can see themselves represented in our government. To build this vision, we bring an anti-racist, social justice lens to the issues of: 

Additionally, we promote social and economic justice through the lenses of health care, the environment, immigration reform, and the Census

750+ Leagues 

across the US


members & supporters

6 million voters

reached in 2020


of voting rights victories

Our Branches 

LWVUS: The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education, and advocacy. 

LWVEF: The League of Women Voters Education Fund works to register and provide voters with election information through our election resource, candidate forums, and debates. 

Mission, Vision, and Value 

Mission: Empowering voters. Defending democracy. 

Vision: We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. 

Value: We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. 

Our Team 

The LWVUS staff and board are comprised of activists, organizers, creators, speakers, analysts, lawyers, experts, and everyday Americans dedicated to uplifting every voter’s voice. Learn more about our national staff and the members of our Boards

We’d love to have you on our team as a staff member or intern.  

Open Positions at the League  

Our Foundational Principles


The League shall not support or oppose any political party or any candidate.

To learn more about our nonpartisan stance, read this blog post from LWVUS CEO Virginia Kase Solomón.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be accepted within the League, including but not limited to race, socio-economic status, age, ability status, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, or marital status. The League is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging for all people. The League is an organization that respects and values the richness of our community and our members. The collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences represents not only our culture, but our reputation and the organization's mission and achievements as well.

La discriminación o el acoso de cualquier tipo no serán aceptados dentro de la Liga, incluyendo pero no limitado a raza, estatus socioeconómico, edad, capacidad, religión, orientación sexual, origen nacional, identidad de género o estado civil. La Liga se compromete a fomentar, cultivar y preservar una cultura de diversidad, equidad, inclusión, acceso y pertenencia para todas las personas. La Liga es una organización que respeta y valora la riqueza de nuestra comunidad y nuestros miembros. La suma colectiva de nuestras diferencias individuales y experiencias de vida representa no solo nuestra cultura, sino también nuestra reputación y los logros y la misión de la organización.

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