Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens 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 Illinois Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization which means donations to the fund are fully tax deductible where allowed by law.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Other League Organizations

Visit our State League at

League of Women Voters of Illinois

And the National League at

League of Women Voters of United States

History of the League of Women Voters