Who We Are. What We Do.

The League of Women Voters of Virginia formed November 10, 1919 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.

Mission

Empowering voters. Defending democracy.

Vision

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

Value

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.  https://www.lwv.org/league-management/diversity-equity-inclusion/diversity-equity-and-inclusion  

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.

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