“A league of women voters to finish the fight and aid in the reconstruction of the nation.”
~Carrie Chapman Catt
Principles that Guide our Organization
- acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels
- builds citizen participation in the democratic process
- engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.
Meet the Team
- Builds citizen participation in the democratic process.
- Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.
- Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.
Action and Advocacy
Positions and Policy Studies
The League is deeply committed to reforming our nation’s campaign finance system to ensure the public’s right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. We will continue this fight in Congress, with state legislatures, with the executive branch and, where appropriate, the courts.
The League supports legislation that seeks to protect our country from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.
The League is dedicated to establishing a path to citizenship and helping immigrants become active participants in our democracy.
The United States is a nation of immigrants, and the League of Women Voters has a long history of encouraging their participation in American society. Immigrants have helped weave the fabric and identity of our nation, and we believe that it is critical for the U.S. to encourage their participation in our democracy. Our work around comprehensive immigration reform largely falls into the following categories:
- Advancing Health Care
The League is dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans. We believe that all Americans should have access to a basic level of care, including birth control and abortion coverage.
- Gun Safety
In efforts to protect public health and safety, the League supports a number of federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of guns. Since 1990, local and state Leagues have held community meetings, testified before state legislatures and organized rallies in efforts to implement gun safety measures that will protect all Americans.
- Fixing Fiscal Policy
Keeping our government accountable for its budgeting and spending is necessary to a working democracy. Making sure we have funds to pay for programs and services that support citizens needs to be balanced with responsible spending.
- Improving Government
The League strives to ensure that government at every level works as effectively and fairly as possible. This involves continual attention to issues of transparency, a strong and diverse judiciary, appropriate government oversight, and funding.
- Global Democracy
The League works with activists and nongovernmental organizations abroad in efforts to improve transparency, accountability and good governance worldwide.