The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League is based on the belief that democratic government depends on the informed and active participation of its citizens, and the League’s goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities.
A non-partisan organization, the League of Women Voters does not support candidates or political parties. It does take positions on public policy issues, providing that the issue has been studied and agreement (consensus) has been reached on needed action. When the League adopts a position on an issue, it swings into action as a very effective lobbying organization.
The League’s work is divide into two parts: Voter Service, which includes the distribution of nonpartisan information on candidates and issues, campaigns to encourage registration and voting, and programs to educate voters about their government, and Issues and Action, which includes governmental issues selected by the members for study, decision, and action.
League Non-Partisanship and Conflict of Interest Policies
Membership gives you the opportunity to learn more about your community, take a continuing and intensive course in government at all levels, and develop skills of leadership. Membership in the League is open to both women and men.
The League functions on three levels: national, state, and local. A member of a local League automatically becomes a member of the state and national Leagues.
The League of Women Voters has a history that dates back to 1920 and subscribes to a set of principles that apply to the Westford League as well.