Making Democracy Work

About the League

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

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.

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

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

LWV-TLC is fully committed to ensure compliance--in principle and in practice--with LWVUS' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy. LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization's current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation, and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.

League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County

The public is cordially invited and urged to attend our General Meetings and Candidate Forums.

Our purpose is to:

  • Inform you about governmental issues
  • Provide up-to-date election information
  • Encourage your activities in the democratic system
  • Help you contact your elected officials
  • Provide links to other useful sites
  • And to provide information about The League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County
  • We hope you find the information on this website useful. Please consider attending our General Meetings and learning more about how you can become an involved citizen.

History of the League of Women Voters