What We Do 

The League does many things to insure that democracy works. 
  • Make sure voters are registered in Voter Services
  • Inform the community of important issues and candidates
  • Publish reports and studies
  • Take Action through based on our positions through Advocacy
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Voter Service

League encourages citizens to register and vote and to participate in government and politics. The League does this by sponsoring debates and providing nonpartisan information about voting procedures, candidates and ballot issues. Voter Service projects are eligible for funding through LWVWA Education Fund.

Study

One of the reasons for the political effectiveness of the League is its reputation for thorough study. Complete facts and pros and cons are researched before consensus and action. Members study and discuss the issues in small units so that everyone has an opportunity to express an opinion.

Research

As soon as a new issue is chosen by the membership we go after the facts. We draw on a variety of pro-con materials, develop our own resources, turn to experts and public officials for information, directly observe facilities and institutions and draw the community into the decision-making process through public meetings, surveys and media coverage.

Unit Study

The study material is produced and distributed to the members, who then may take part in unit discussions. Each member then has the opportunity to express an opinion in coming to consensus.

Consensus

Results of the unit meetings are compiled and discussed at a League Board meeting. Consensus is arrived at and becomes the basis of League position and action. This process is followed at local, state and national levels.

Inform

We Inform:

OUR MEMBERS

CITIZENS

  • Telephone Information Service
  • Voter Registration
  • Ballot Issues Guide
  • Speaker's Bureau Service
  • Candidate Forums
  • Debates
Publish

THEY REPRESENT YOU - TRY

A yearly directory of public officials in each League's County and the Legislature. Copies are free to the public. Download the latest PDF

BALLOT ISSUE MATERIAL

Objective analysis of ballot measures including the pros and cons.

STUDY MATERIAL

In-depth studies on topics chosen and researched by our members. These studies are expected to lead toward political change.

TOOLKITS
Find detailed guides to the latest issues on our Toolkits page. 

Advocacy

The League of Women Voters is an action group. However, it may take action only on issues which have been extensively studied and on which the members are agreed. When the League has a position on any issue, separate material is published to promote the League's stand. This is not funded by the Education Fund to ensure the distinction between League Action and Voters Service information.

Our actions

Ways we take action

  • Lobbying
  • Testifying at public hearings
  • Use of public forums and the media
  • Panel discussions
  • League Newsletters
  • Letters to public officials

It is the responsibility of each League Board to direct and plan League Action which may include "Calls for Action" to the membership.




The League Is


NON-PARTISAN

As an organization, the League does not support or oppose political parties or candidates.


POLITICAL

The League takes action on selected governmental issues based on a firm foundation of careful study.


COMMITTED

The League is dedicated to encouraging informed citizen participation in the political process.


GRASSROOTS

Our members study all viewpoints and come to consensus before taking action on an issue.


CITIZEN ACTION

The League is a volunteer, member-directed organization. Any citizen over 16 years old may become a member of the League.



The League of Women Voters of Washington is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.
The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. LWVWA Education Fund contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. The League of Women Voters Education Fund does not endorse the contents of any web pages to which it links.

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