THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS is a national non-partisan
political organization established in 1920, the same year
the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed
Our Greater Hartford League was established in 1923,
pursuing the same goal: to produce informed voters. The
League is organized on the national, state, and local
levels, with appropriate "study" and "action" activities
taking place on one or more levels at the same time.
the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, political
organization, encourages informed and active participation
in government, works to increase understanding of major
public policy issues, and influences public policy through
education and advocacy.
The League acts in a variety of ways:
testifying at public hearings, urging legislators to
support or oppose bills, and using the mass media to
influence the public. In addition, much emphasis is placed
on educating the public as well as oneself about current
issues. We work
to help individuals to register vote and to provide them
with information so they can be well informed when they go
into the voting booth.
NON-PARTISAN POLICY - The League is an issue-oriented
organization which does not support or oppose political
parties or candidates.
LEAGUE MEMBERS HAVE SERVED on many governmental bodies,
both elective and appointive, at all three governmental
levels, and are encouraged to do so.