What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?
There are Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, in addition to the hundreds of local Leagues nationwide. The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters Education Fund operate at the national level with grassroots support from state and local Leagues.
The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide. The 900 state and local Leagues + comprising a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary.
Over time, the League's legislative priorities change to reflect the needs of society and critical issues of concern. The organization remains true to its basic purpose: to make democracy work for all citizens. The League of Women Voters makes a difference in the lives of citizens because of the energy and passion of thousands of members committed to our principles.
In Dare County, the League sponsors candidate forums prior to local elections for town, county, and state officials and publishes a voters' guide about candidates in the local newspapers and online. An annual project is the printing and distribution of the Dare County Citizens Guide, which contains information about government and county services. Each year the League sponsors special programs covering major topics of interest covering Health, Natural Resources, Education and other topics of special interest to the community.