Making Democracy Work

About the League

Mission and history of the League of Women Voters; links to Indiana and national Leagues.

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and 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 non-partisan voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of Indiana 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.

Other League Organizations

Our Greater Lafayette League is one of many local Leagues throughout Indiana and the U.S.

Our members are also members of the state League of Women Voters of Indiana and the national League of Women Voters of the U.S. In addition, LWV of Indiana is a member of League of Women Voters of Lake Michigan Region, working to protect and preserve the natural resources of Lake Michigan.

History of the League of Women Voters