Making Democracy Work
We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.
The League is political, but proud to be a nonpartisan organization. We never support or oppose any political parties or candidates for office, but we encourage informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League does many things to Make Democracy Work®.
Who We Are
League members are passionate activists who support our work in all 50 states and in more than 700 communities. The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto is the 3rd largest League in California!
Our volunteers work year round to register new voters, host community forums and debates, and provide voters with election information they need. We engage at the local and state levels on legislative priorities and efforts to improve our elections.
Joining the League of Women Voters is a great way to get involved in your community and play an active role in our democracy. We hope you will join us!
How is the League organized?
Local Leagues are grassroots organizations, not chapters of the LWV of California or the LWV of the United States. All policy positions local, state, and national, are reached by consensus at local League meetings.
Our Palo Alto League is one of five local Leagues. The others are:
Other Neighboring Leagues:
Our members are also members of all levels of the League:
See our priorities for local work this year: League of Women Voters of Palo Alto Local Program for 2019-20. (Our local League's Recommendations for State Program and Concurrence Items are pooled with all other California local Leagues' recommendations and will be voted on at the LWVC Convention May 31-June 2, 2019.)
The LWVPA Bylaws are here.
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