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.

League of Women Voters of Long Beach Area has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Other League Organizations

Our Long Beach Area League is one of twelve local Leagues in Los Angeles County. The others are:

  • Beach Cities
  • Beverly Hills
  • Claremont Area
  • Downey Area
  • East San Gabriel Valley
  • Glendale/Burbank
  • Los Angeles
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • Pasadena Area
  • Santa Monica
  • Whittier

Our members are also members of:

See other Leagues in California and other state Leagues and local League websites.

History of the League of Women Voters

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