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 Illinois 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.

League Organizations

The League of Women Voters of the Palos-Orland Area is affiliated with the following Leagues:

LWV United States
http://www.lwv.org

LWV of Illinois http://www.lwvil.org

LWV Cook County http://www.cookcounty.il.lwvnet.org

LWV South/Southwest Suburban Cluster

Lake Michigan Interleague Organization of the League of Women Voters

History of the League of Women Voters