About the League
EDUCATION - EMPOWERMENT - ADVOCACY - LEADERSHIP - DEMOCRACY
Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.
Our name derives from the proud legacy of the women's suffrage movement. Today, more than 90 years after our founding, our members include women and men dedicated to safeguarding democracy.
What We Do along with the League of Women Voters of New Jersey
PROTECT New Jersey Voters by analyzing problems on election days and recommending solutions to state and county officials, such as improving poll worker training.
ADVOCATE for the passage of legislation that extends and protects voting rights, offers equal educational opportunities, and increases government transparency.
COORDINATE debates across the state at all levels of government and provide trained moderators to ensure nonpartisan discourse and promote fairness.
PROVIDE a year-round toll-free voter assistance hotline, 1-800-792-VOTE, to answer voting-related questions from the public, with extended hours on election days.
ANALYZE AND INTERPRET ballot questions for voters in clear nonpartisan terms to help them make informed decisions on Election Day.
INTERVIEW candidates about crucial policy questions, and widely distribute this vital information to voters.
PUBLISH AND DISTRIBUTE the New Jersey Citizens Guide to Government, a reference book that makes it easy for New Jerseyans to learn about their government and contact their elected officials.
The bylaws of the League state: "The League may take action on governmental measures and policies in the public interest. It shall not support or oppose any political party or any candidate."
Click here to read the LWVNJ Nonpartisanship Policy Guidelines.
The League of Women Voters of Central Vermont has published a booklet (modified from a League of Women Voters of St. Paul, Minnesota publication), for new or prospective members, which explains what the League is and how it works. Click here for League-L-Ese.
Serving NJ Voters: 2016 and Beyond
A presentation prepared by the LWV-Princeton Area about the history, present, and future activities of the League. Click here.
Princeton Area League
Cue the Lights
Misha Meyer and Rachel Bierman, teens from "Cue the Lights" on Princeton Community TV, interview Chrystal Schivell and Sandy Smith on a broad range of topics about the League of Women Voters.