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WHAT IT MEANS
TO BE NONPARTISAN

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF OHIO IS A NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATION. 

HERE'S WHAT THAT MEANS.

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political party, elected official, or candidate for office. 
 

That does not mean that we are apolitical. Issues are not partisan. Issues do not come from politicians or political parties. Even if a politician or political party endorses or opposes the same issues we do, we will never endorse them. 

 

As an organization dedicated to both voter education and advocacy, the League takes strong stances on policy issues relating to voting rights, civil rights, and other issues of importance to members and the public.

DEMOCRACY IS A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE.
 

Webster’s definition of democracy:  

 

a: government by the people 

especially: rule of the majority 


b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.  


Our mission to ‘empower voters and defend democracy’ has not changed in our 100 years. What has changed is the need to defend democracy, especially in of the face of voter suppression. But no matter what party you identify with– or don't– valuing democracy means you must also value civil rights of all people. Protecting our democratic ideals is our honor and our sacred obligation.  We will never, ever stop fighting for voters and for democracy.


You can learn more about the issues we take positions on here.  

The League of Women Voters of Ohio operates in both a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) capacity. Our 501(c)(3) entity is the League of Women Voters of Ohio Education Fund, which operates our voter information work. All issue advocacy work falls under our 501(c)(4) arm.

To learn more about our nonpartisan stance, read this blog post from LWVUS CEO Virginia Kase Solomón. 

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