Making Democracy Work

MISSION, ROLE, BYLAWS

What is our mission? How are we structured? Our Bylaws. 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.

Irving League By-Laws

The current LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of IRVING BYLAWS: can be reviewed with a click on 2018 Irving LWV By-laws provided below:

2018 Irving LWV By-Laws

The 2019 Irving LWV By-Laws below link provides the revised By-Laws incorporating the changes required to meet the standards for becoming a 501(c)(3) organization. This revised By-Laws edition will be on the agenda at the 2019 Annual Meeting agenda for discussion and subsequent approval.

2019 Irving LWV By-Laws

History of the League of Women Voters