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 informed and active participation 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.
- 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 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.
Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.
Officers and Board of Directors
Cynthia Stewart, President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2019-2021
Nancy Dahl, First Vice President, email@example.com, 2019-2021
Noel Hagens, Second Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2020-2022
Marty Webb, Secretary, email@example.com, 2019-2021
Julie Offner, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2020-2022
Susan Eidenschink, Education Fund Treasurer, email@example.com, 2019-2021
Liz Knox, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2020-2022
Christie Perkins, email@example.com, 2019-2021
Theresa Power-Drutis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2020-2022
Rosemary Powers, email@example.com, 2020-2022
Julio Quan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2019-2021
Lydia Zepeda, email@example.com, 2019-2021
Board Member Portfolios
At the 2020 Annual Meeting, a bylaw amendment was approved, requiring that each Board member have a portfolio, a role for which they are the Lead. The list that follows shows which subject areas and responsibilities are assigned to each Board member.
All members are encouraged to support the League through work on a committee or project. Please contact the Board members below (see list above for contact information) if you would like to engage with them and others on their topic areas. To read more easily, you can also download a pdf of this list here.
League of Women Voters of WA Orientation Material
The following have been provided by the League of Women Voters of Washington to help members and others understand the structure and vocabulary of the League.
Glossary (sometimes called League Lingo)