Making Democracy Work

About the League

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

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

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.

The League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Core Values

- We are a nonpartisan political membership organization.
- We believe that grassroots initiatives and consensus building are the strengths of our organization.
- We believe that our organization models the principles of good governance.
- We consider well before taking action and prepare well before beginning to act.
- We believe that citizenship requires knowledge, as well as the ability and will to act.
- We believe that the responsibility of good government rests on the shoulders of its citizens.
- We believe that the rights of citizens at home and abroad are interdependent

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Member Handbook

Click here to read the current LWVKC/JCP Member Handbook.

Other League Organizations

History of the League of Women Voters

LINKS TO USEFUL RESOURCES

fastdemocracy.com. Use this helpful tool to tracking legislation in the Missouri General Assembly.