Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

Mission Statement: The League of Women Voters of St. Tammany is an inclusive organization of women and men that promotes an informed and active participation of citizens in the governmental process through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  • Action/Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of St. Tammany Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Neighboring Leagues

Our League collaborates on issues and projects of common interest with the League of Women Voters of New Orleans ( http://lwvno.org/ ).

History of the League of Women Voters

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.