Making Democracy Work

About the League

Who are we? What is our mission? What is our history? Eleanor Roosevelt and the LWV


The League of Women Voters of Lancaster County (LWVLC) is an integral part of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA). Every year at the Annual Meeting, Directors of the LWVLC are elected and/or appointed. Directors serve for a term of two years, and must be a voting member of the LWVLC. The Board of Directors manages and supervises the business and affairs of the organization, subject to the instructions of the general membership.

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.

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.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

History of the League of Women Voters

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.
Find out how Eleanor Roosevelt influenced the League.
Read our current and older Bulletins.