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 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.

Vision, Beliefs and Intentions

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Nonpartisan Policy

The League of Women Voters made the choice in 1920 to neither support nor oppose any political party or candidate for public office. This nonpartisan policy adds strength to the League's positions on issues and has made possible wide acceptance of League voter services and other educational activities.

At the same time, the League is a political organization and encourages members to participate fully in the political party of their choice.

You can read the League of Women Voters of Janesville's Nonpartisan Policy.

Other League Organizations

Our Janesville League is one of two local Leagues in Rock County. The other is the League of Women Voters of Beloit

Our members are also members of:

See other Leagues in Wisconsin.

See other state and local Leagues.

History of the League of Women Voters

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