The mission of the League of Women Voters is to encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. 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.
League action on selected issues is guided by statements of position arrived at through a process of study and discussion. If consensus is reached on a position, this position becomes the basis for future action. Positions are developed at the local (LWVSC), state (LWVWA) and national (LWVUS) levels.
- At the national level, the League Impact on Issues explains its public policy positions.
- The League of Women Voters of Washington State maintains an extensive page on its Issues and Legislative Priorities.
- The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has Positions on issues of public policy.
- Each year LWVSC develops a statement of Program, which is approved at its annual meeting. This Program of Work is all about advocacy and educating the public on state and local issues that League members are passionate about and to which they devote their time, energy, and resources. Related to these issues, the Program of Work may include local events, forums, actions, or study.
Want to know how the League defines Program, Position, and Action? Our Program FAQ explains these terms in the League context.
LWVSC works with its partner organizations in Snohomish County on its public policy positions.
Check out our Take Action page for ways that you can stay informed and receive Action Alerts from National and State Leagues.