About the League
What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization open to women and men, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and 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.
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.
- 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.
Our Mission guides our activities.
Our members are also members of:
See other Leagues in New York and other state Leagues and local League websites.
History of the League of Women Voters
Read a short history of the League of Women Voters in St. Lawrence County.
Last revised: May 2, 2014