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 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,, 2019-2021

Nancy Dahl, First Vice President,, 2019-2021

Noel Hagens, Second Vice President,, 2020-2022

Lydia Zepeda, Secretary,, 2019-2021

Julie Offner, Treasurer,, 2020-2022


Susan Eidenschink, Education Fund Treasurer,, 2019-2021

Liz Knox,, 2020-2022

Theresa Power-Drutis,, 2020-2022

Rosemary Powers,, 2020-2022

Noreen Balch,, 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.

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.

Orientation Information

Glossary (sometimes called League Lingo)