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League Of Women Voters Of Indiana County
League of Women Voters United States
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan 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.
History of Organization
The League of Women Voters began in 1920 directly from the leaders of the women's suffrage movement changing their mission from advocating for the right to vote to educating women about their newly won right to participate in the democratic process of electing individuals to represent them in their government. Under the leadership of Carrie Chapman Catt, LWV United States worked then and continues to work to ensure that all voices are heard by elected leaders.
League of Women Voters United States League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
Indiana County and surrounding areas
In addition, the League helps with citizenship education in the schools and with voter registration (in schools and other officially designated sites when requested), and assists with absentee ballots in nursing homes; monitors government agencies, legislators, and the media; and sponsors or co-sponsors candidates' nights prior to important elections and helps provide moderator training.
Advocacy of those issues (for example: equity in public education funding, quality day care, health care, environmental, tax reform, etc.) in cooperation with other agencies
Conducting public forums to inform the community of the pros and cons of issues
Careful study of issues before deciding on an official position
Nonpartisan voter registration Research based information on local, state and national community issues Voter education (candidates nights, candidates' voter guides, voter identfication assistance)
Voter registration and issue study and advocacy
vote, democracy, issues, good government, equity, voter
Local - Call for arrangement
Fees/Cost for Services
$55 membership dues (gains membership in local, state, and national leagues), $27.50 for each additional family member, and student membership is free
Membership is open to individuals, 16 or older.
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Research issues, gather and assemble data related to issues; assist in communications with the membership; participate in local government observer corps.