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About the League

The League of Women Voters, a nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. 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.

The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey Education Fund operate at the state level with grassroots support from over 30 local Leagues throughout New Jersey. 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 League is a multi-issue organization and, 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 New Jersey residents because of the energy and passion of thousands of members committed to our principles.

Our Mission Statement

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.

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