Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?

Our Mission and Roles

Our Mission: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels. League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region (LWVPPR) has been active since 1937.

LWVPPR has several Teams to support the League's mission. In addition to an Admin Team, these teams are Advocacy, Membership, Observer Corps, Voter Services and Event Planners.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide.

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 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.

Positions

The League of Women Voters is known for its grassroots organizing and its study of issues before taking action. League positions may be taken at the local, state, and national level. For more information on what those positions are, visit:

LWVPPR Positions

LWVCO Positions

LWVUS Positions

Other League Organizations

State and local Leagues comprise a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary. For more information about the state and national Leagues please visit their sites online.

LWV Colorado and League of Women Voters League of Women Voters of Colorado

League of Women Voters of the United States

Learn more about local Leagues around the country.

History of the League of Women Voters