Making Democracy Work

About the LWVCA

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

Our Issues

The League has several items of Action that we work on throughout the year that are established at our annual meetings. We also conduct studies throughout the year that may lead us to take a position on policy issues affecting the Charleston area, South Carolina, and our nation as a whole. Read more about the Issues that we are working on now.

Our Mission

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan 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' Services/Citizen Education: We present unbiased non-partisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

  • Action/Advocacy: We are also non-partisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation.

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of the United States Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a non-profit educational organization.

Our Values and Principles guide our activities.

History of the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters celebrated our 95th anniversary in February of 2015! Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.