The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, volunteer-based, political organization consisting of women and men passionate about our democracy. Born out of the national women’s suffrage movement in 1920, the League continues to work in servicing the needs of the voting public and protecting the rights of all voters. Our efforts are two-fold,
Voters Service, Citizen Education – presenting unbiased, nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and current issues
Action, Advocacy – following education on the issue(s), action is taken in towards enacting policies in the public interest and striking down policies harmful to society
A just society is derived from a democracy consisting of an engaged and educated public that has faith in the political process. In striving to accomplish this, the following has been our focus from 2017 to 2018 :
Facilitating voter registration and participation throughout Buncombe County
Providing education on voting regulations, registration, candidates, voting dates and issues that affect elections
Advocating for voting accessibility and fair voting practices, for example non-partisan redistricting reform in North Carolina
Informing community members about social and governmental issues that affect our community
Advocating for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in North Carolina
Our organization is dependent on volunteer service, so we welcome your involvement. Become a member, check out our Action Committees, and spread the word by connecting with us on Facebook and Instagram.
The League of Women Voters is a membership organization conducting action and advocacy as a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation. To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, funds are derived from the Florence Ryan Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to building citizen participation in democratic process, studying key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner, and enabling people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.
Connect with your State League : North Carolina League of Women Voters
Connect with the National League : National League of Women Voters