Making Democracy Work


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 neither support nor 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 nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our position statements to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

To support our voter service and citizen education activities, we conduct a yearly fund drive of members and League friends. Donated funds are used to support our Leagues general operating fund and our Texas Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) corporation which is a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters is a membership organization that conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

Our activities are guided by our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions

Other League Organizations

Our Irving League is one of seven local Leagues in Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant County area. The others are:

Our members are also members of:

To view websites of other Leagues in Texas, click Other Leagues.

History of the League of Women Voters