Making Democracy Work

About Us

Jacksonville First Coast

Our Nonpartisan Policy

The League of Women Voters of the United States is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government.

At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide.

Roles of the League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast

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 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.

History of the League of Women Voters

Mission Statement

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Vision

The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide.

A Nonpartisan Political Membership Organization

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization, which:

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.

The League of Women Voters Education Fund

The League of Women Voters Education Fund is a nonpartisan public policy educational organization, which:

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

We Believe

We believe in:

respect for individuals

the value of diversity

the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities

the power to collective decision making for the common good

We Will

We will:

act with trust, integrity and professionalsim

operate in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those we serve, both members and the public

take the initiative in seeking diversity in membership

acknowledge our heritage as we seek our path to the future