Making Democracy Work

About the League

Our mission, structure, positions, history and services.

Our Mission and Roles

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization's current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.

LWV Northwest Wayne County Positions

Our local League positions can be found here.

We also advocate using the positions of the League of Women Voters of Michigan and the League of Women Voters of the United States.

LWV Northwest Wayne County Bylaws

History of the League of Women Voters

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.

The Northwest Wayne County League traces its origins to 1960. Read here a short history of the League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County

Other League Organizations

Our Northwest Wayne County League is one of several local Leagues in the Wayne/Oakland County area. The others are:

Our members are also members of:

Election Services: Homeowner Association Elections

Contact the League if we may be of service to your Homeowner Association. Experienced in handling elections, the League can run elections for Boards of Directors in a non-partisan, efficient manner.