Making Democracy Work

About the League

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, with its national office in Washington, DC, and local and state Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. The LWV encourages informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
To read our Mission Statement and Core Values click here.

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, and we organize candidate forums. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

  • Action/Advocacy: While the League is non-partisan, we use our Program Positions (see below) to advocate for or against particular policies and legislative proposals.

Program Positions

We are a grassroots organization. Our LWV Program consists of public issues chosen by members for study and ultimate action. As a study progresses, study team members fashion consensus questions that will then be addressed by the full League membership. Through discussion, League members reach consensus. From member consensus, the board drafts a position statement for member approval. If no position is adopted, action/advocacy on that issue cannot be taken.

To read the program positions of the League of Women Voters in Boulder County click here.

To read our statewide LWVCO program positions click here.

To download our national LWVUS program positions in PDF click here. To read the online version, click here.

Watch League members in action

. . . in Boulder County in this award-winning six-minute video by Giorgio Ausenda (May 2016) . . .

. . . and throughout the United States . . .

LWVBC Board of Directors 2016-2017


President: Ruth Stemler
1st Vice President: Peggy Leech
2nd Vice President: Rionda Osman
Treasurer: Lurbin Moore
Secretary: Linda Hultman


Membership: Elizabeth Black
Voter Services: Susan Saunders
Public Relations: Yasi Taylor
Meetings: Peggy Leech
VOTER Newsletter Editor: Rionda Osman

Bylaws of the LWVBC

To download the Bylaws of the LWVBC in .pdf (4p.) click here.

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