Making Democracy Work

Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions

The principles that guide our organization...

The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization which:

  • acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels

  • builds citizen participation in the democratic process.

  • engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters Education Fund is a nonpartisan public policy educational organization which:

  • builds citizen participation in the democratic process

  • studies key community issues at all governmental levels in an unbiased manner

  • enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

We believe in:

  • respect for individuals
  • the value of diversity
  • the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities

We will:

  • act with trust, integrity and professionalism
  • operate in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those we serve, both members and the public
  • take the initiative in seeking diversity in membership
  • acknowledge our heritage as we seek our path to the future.

LWVSSMC Bylaws

The LWVSSMC bylaws are updated and printed in our Membership Roster periodically.

View or download the Current LWVSSMC Bylaws

Proposed Revised LWVSSMC Bylaws - 2011

Periodically the LWVSSMC Board reviews the League's bylaws to determine if updates and or changes are needed.

This past summer a committee reviewed the current bylaws and suggested a number of updates and changes. The revised bylaws will be presented to the membership at our 2012 Annual Meeting in May.

Proposed Revised LWVSSMC Bylaws