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About the League

Vision:  We envision a democracy in which every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.



 

Mission:  LWV works to empower voters and defend democracy.




Purpose: The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, which encourages informed and active participation in government; and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The LWVBC enacts this purpose through:

  • Voter Service: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues, and we organize candidate forums. LWV does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.
  • Advocacy: While the League is non-partisan, we advocate for or against specific government policies and legislative proposals, based on our organizational positions and current program priorities. 

Programs and Policy Positions. LWV programs consist of strategic activities determined on our organizational principles or concepts of government functions; and on our consensus positions on particular policies and government issues.


LWV is a grassroots organization, in which program issues and priorities are determined by our members for research (through the League’s “study” process) and action. During the study phase, members conduct research, information sharing and dialogue to identify areas of consensus. From member consensus, League may adopt a position statement on that issue. If no consensus is reached, League will not advocate on that specific issue.

·      Read the LWV Principles

·      Read the LWV Boulder County positions

·      Read the LWV Colorado positions

·      Read the LWVUS positions and action history 




Strategic Planning. Each summer since 2015, LWVBC leaders have engaged in a strategic planning process to determine our Voter Service, Advocacy and Operations priorities, activities outcomes. 
The LWVBC has these 2020–2021 target areas
   (1)  Census 2020
   (2)  The National Popular Vote Compact (NPV)
   (3)  Voter Service

   (4)  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) in our organization

We also advocate for our LWV principles and for our positions on
issues
 where our past studies have resulted in member consensus.
   These include •
 
Boulder County governmental structure,  • Living Wage, and • Voting Methods (alternatives to plurality voting), 

·      Read the 2015-18 Strategic Plan summary

·      Read the 2019 Strategic Plan summary




Getting Involved. LWVBC offers many volunteer and leadership opportunities. Visit the “Teams At Work” tab on this website for a list of our Voter Service and Advocacy team activities. Our Operations Teams focuses on internal membership management and services; fundraising; and communications and we welcome volunteers for those tasks as well.


Contact our 
Membership Director to discuss your interests. You can also visit the Volunteering webpage to view upcoming opportunities.





Non-Discrimination, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The League of Women Voters of Boulder County (LWVBC), its board and volunteers, shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender expression, or military status. LWVBC in all its activities reflects these principles in value and practice.  

 

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.