Who We Are. What We Do.

The League of Women Voters 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 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.

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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