About the League

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, multi-issue organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We are an organization of women and men who want to make a difference in the political future of our communities. The important work of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco is typically carried out by its committees.

The League has fought since 1920 to improve our system of government. We neither support nor oppose candidates for office. At the same time, the League works to influence policy through advocacy and impact public policies. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state, and local levels.

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco has two separate and distinct roles:
The League of Women Voters of San Francisco Education Fund which conducts our voter service and citizen education activities is a 501 (c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. It:

  • Builds citizen participation in the democratic process
  • Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner
  • Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501 (c)(4) corporation. It:

  • Acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels
  • Builds citizen participation in the democratic process
  • Engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy