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About the League

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 of Dallas is a 501(3)(c) corporation.

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization that:

  • acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels

  • builds citizen participation in the democratic process.

  • engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.

  • builds citizen participation in the democratic process
  • studies key community issues at all governmental levels in an unbiased manner

  • enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

We make voting easier through varied voter education programs that...

  • Build citizen participation in the democratic process.

  • Study key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.

  • Enable people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

We are nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

  • The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

  • Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

  • Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

  • It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

  • The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide.

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