Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history? Non Partisanship Policy

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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.

  • Nonpartisan Policy for Norman LWV: League leaders and Steering Committee members may not support nor oppose candidates.

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of 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.

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History of the League of Women Voters

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.

How Women Got the Vote in Oklahoma written by Diane Brown, LWVOK President 1978-81 and published by the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma 1978, 1990.

Events Leading to the Founding of the LWV