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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
of the Pikes Peak Region
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About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?

Our Mission and Roles


Our Mission: Empower Voters, Defend Democracy

The League of Women Voters has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League is a nonpartisan grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region (LWVPPR) has been active since 1937.

LWVPPR members actively promote voter and civic education for the public and themselves. You can find League volunteers registering voters in high schools and naturalization ceremonies, discussing campaign finance in public forums and presenting the pros and cons of the issues on your election ballot. 

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide. Locally, LWVPPR has taken positions on parks, water quality and health care, among other topics. 

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: after study we establish positions on issues, and 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.


Positions


The League of Women Voters is known for its grassroots organizing and its study of issues before taking action. League positions may be taken at the local, state, and national level. For more information on what those positions are, visit:

LWVPPR Positions

LWVCO Positions

LWVUS Positions


Other League Organizations


State and local Leagues comprise a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary. For more information about the state and national Leagues please visit their sites online.

League of Women Voters of Colorado

 League of Women Voters of the United States

Learn more about  local Leagues around the country.


History of the League of Women Voters


Read a short LWV History.