Who We Are. What We Do.

The League of Women Voters of Virginia formed November 10, 1920 out of the suffrage movement. The League encourages informed and active participation in government to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.


Empowering voters. Defending democracy.


We are a political, nonpartisan organization. We neither support nor oppose candidates or political parties.


We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.


We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

The DEI Issue Group serves the League of Women Voters of Virginia as a resource on diversity and a guide on achieving greater equity and inclusion within the League and, through advocacy, in all of Virginia. We apply the DEI definition of LWVUS. To read click here.  

Bylaws, adopted June 2023.

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 extensive 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.

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