Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured?

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 Midland League belongs to the League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of Michigan

Other state and local league websites may be found here.

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 of the United States Education Fund and the League of Women Voters of Michigan Education Fund, which are 501(c)(3) corporations, nonprofit educational organizations. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.