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What Is the League of Women Voters' Mission?

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

What Does the League Do Now?

The League of Women Voters is a peoples' organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all Americans in the decisions that impact their lives. We operate at national, state and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong. We never endorse or oppose political parties or candidates, but we are political.

Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. We do this at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy. Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all Americans.

 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:  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 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. 

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Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Why Should I Support the League of Women Voters?

Our League is a grassroots organization! Join us to learn and educate others about government and take action!. We believe everyone should participate in the political process for strong, safe and vibrant communities.

Members learn effective techniques for public discussion, how to advocate for issues and policies, and effectively participate in the political process. Our study and consensus process ensures that we are fully informed on issues before we take a stand. We also host public forums well known for fairness, transparency and civility. We enjoy a global reputation for integrity and thoroughness.

  • Attend an event on our calendar
  • lwvnpc.info [at] gmail.com (Contact us) to get involved

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LWV North Pinellas Leadership Team


  • President: Bill Jonson
  • First Vice President: Karen Owen, PhD
  • Second Vice President: Kathy Smith
  • Secretary: Stephanie Bolden 
  • Treasurer: Sabrina smith


  • Doris Reeves-Lipscomb
  • Ellen Siegman, JD
  • Marti Folwell
  • Dave Sillman

PDF iconBylaws - effective 04/27/2019

Other Leagues

Our members also work closely with members of:

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

History of the League of Women Voters