About the League
What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?
What We Do
See this background about the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and our 2017-18 program.
Back to League 2017
We are organized as shown here to achieve our goals. Click here to see a larger version of this diagram. Take a look at this for more information.
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, 2017-2019
Charlene Franz, First Vice President, email@example.com, 2017-2019
Jacki Skaught, Second Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2018-2020
Julie Offner, Secretary, email@example.com, 2017-2019
Sharon Peace-Doane, Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2018-2020
Judy Payne, Education Fund Treasurer, email@example.com, 2017-2019
Nancy Dahl, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2018-2020
Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, email@example.com, 2017-2019
Roxanne Miles, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2017-2019
Ginny Peterson, email@example.com, 2018-2020
Julio Quan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2018-2020
League members are encouraged to join one of our operating committees and engage in the work of our League. See the list of committees here
. To join, notify League President Ruth Ann Hatchett, email@example.com
, and let her know which committee you are interested in.
This handbook, published annually, provides valuable information to members, including LWVT-PC bylaws, local positions, and more.