Making Democracy Work

About Us

About Us

Greetings From LWV-VA Co-Presidents

Welcome to the LWV-VA website. The League is a non-partisan, non-profit, membership organization that encourages the informed and active participation of everyone, in public policy concerns. We never endorse candidates or political parties, but seek to inform ourselves and the public about issues in the public realm. We invite you to join us.

Our website provides many useful links to all levels of government and various agencies to help you find the information you need.

The League is known for providing great non-partisan voter guides, candidate and issue forums, Legislative Directories, information about voting laws and practices and studies about public issues.

The LWV-VA also advocates on issues after carefully researched study and development of our positions with membership input. We are grassroots and a place to learn leadership and have a voice to discuss and have input in determining our issues for focus. We use our positions as a basis of our advocacy by making our case clearly and directly to the proper level of government.

We again invite you to join us, female or male, as we seek to make our government more transparent and effective.

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. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

Our Roles

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.

    To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of Virginia Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization.

  • Action/Advocacy: we are nonpartisan, and, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

    The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.