About

About

Mission

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

Roles

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

Voter Service/Citizen Education

We conduct unbiased, nonpartisan voter service and citizen education activities, including information about elections, the voting process, and issues. We:

  • Build citizen participation in the democratic process.
  • Study key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.
  • Enable people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.
  • Provide Voter Guides before elections and offer Civics courses for citizens on various topics from government to Health Care.

Contact us via email. VoterService [at] lwvpt.org

Action/Advocacy

We are a grassroots organization. We are nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate in the public interest for or against particular policies. We take action on an issue or advocate for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

The League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.