Making Democracy Work

About the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown

Who we are

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.

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.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

History of the League of Women Voters

Committee Information

Communication: publishes the Voter (our newsletter), answers the toll-free number, updates our online presence (Currently Facebook and the website) and issues press releases on our activities.

Education: discusses and advocates for public education issues.

Events & Fundraising: plan events for the league including the Women's Hall of Fame dinner, the Legislative Brunch, and the Annual Dinner, as well as other events or campaigns for fundraising.

Membership: recruits, engages, and retains members by direct contact and through events and programs.

Voter Services: prepares the Voter Information Guide for the general election and raises money to fund the project.