Making Democracy Work

About the League

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 the informed and active participation of citizens 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.

  • Voter 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 of California 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

The Claremont Area League is one of 13 local Leagues in Los Angeles County. The others are Beach Cities, Beverly Hills, Downey Area, East San Gabriel Valley, Glendale/Burbank, Long Beach Area, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Pasadena Area, Santa Monica, Torrance, and Whittier. Each local League serves many cities.

Our members are also members of:

See other Leagues in California and other state Leagues and local League websites.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area includes the officers and at least nine elected directors.

Board of Directors 2017

History of the League of Women Voters