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.

History of the League of Women Voters

Organizational Structure

LWVGT has a diversified Board with a mix of both elected and appointed members. The position of LWVGT Coordinator, the person who handles the administrative work of the League rotates to a new person on a quarterly basis.The Spokesperson who is the public voice of the LWVGT serves a one year term. This has proven to be a successful structure that both encourages involvement at the Board level and builds experience in our League. If you are interested in joining the League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa, please contact lwvgt1@gmail.com for more information.

Meeting Schedule

The League meets on the first Tuesday of each month at noon for lunch and a speaker. The Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month. We encourage visitors to attend our meetings. Come have lunch with us and see what we are all about!