What Is the League of Women Voters' 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.
Principles are concepts of government, supported by the League as a whole, which constitute the authorization for adoption of national, state and local Program.
The League of Women Voters believes...
- in representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States.
- that democratic government depends upon informed and active participation in government and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen's right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible.
- that responsible government should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems which affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy, and adopt domestic policies which facilitate the solution of international problems.
- that efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing, and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government.
- that cooperation with other nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that the development of international organization and international law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.
- that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access to free public education which provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic, or administrative discrimination
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: 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.
Our League is a grassroots organization! Join us to learn and educate others about government and take action!. We believe everyone should participate in the political process for strong, safe and vibrant communities.
Members learn effective techniques for public discussion, how to advocate for issues and policies, and effectively participate in the political process. Our study and consensus process ensures that we are fully informed on issues before we take a stand. We also host public forums well known for fairness, transparency and civility. We enjoy a global reputation for integrity and thoroughness.
- Attend an event on our calendar
- lwvnpc.info [at] gmail.com (Contact us) to get involved
Contact a Member of the Board
- President: Bill Jonson
- First Vice President: Karen Owen, PhD
- Second Vice President: Kathy Smith
- Secretary: Stephanie Bolden
- Treasurer: Sabrina smith
- Miriam Benitez-Nixon - Elected
- Nikki Fleming - Appointed
- Marti Folwell - Elected
- Doris Reeves-Lipscomb - Appointed
- Ellen Siegman, JD - Elected
- Kathy Woods-Masalski - Appointed
Our members also work closely with members of:
- League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area,
- League of Women Voters of Florida, and
- League of Women Voters of the United States.