Objectives

Objectives relating to government:

  • To study issues at the state level in a thorough and objective manner.
  • To reach positions by means of membership consensus or concurrence on issues studied.
  • To take action to bring about changes consistent with League positions.

Objectives relating to the public:

  • To educate the public about the electoral process.
  • To provide nonpartisan information about candidates seeking state office.
  • To provide objective information to the public about state League issues.

Objectives relating to membership:

  • To provide an environment for members to become politically knowledgeable through research and discussion.
  • To encourage members to become more active in the political process; to provide experiences for members to gain skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, and leadership.

Our Principles

The League of Women Voters believes in representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States.

The League of Women Voters believes that democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen's right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible.

The League of Women Voters believes that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access to free public education that provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic or administrative discrimination.

The League of Women Voters believes that efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government.

The League of Women Voters believes that responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people; that government should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems that affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy and adopt domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international problems.

The League of Women Voters believes that cooperation with other nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that the development of international organization and international law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.

The League may take action on the basis of these principles!