ABOUT THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
The League of Women Voters of Skagit County has been actively engaged in making our democracy work since 1996.
The League strives through education and advocacy to:
- Act as a force to create lasting, positive change
- Ensure that all citizens have a voice
- Educate citizens on public policy issues that affect their lives
- Foster public debate based on substance rather than partisanship
- Monitor governmental bodies and commissions
- Infuence public policies consistent with League positions and principles
The League of Women Voters was organized in 1919 and became official on February 14, 1920.
The first Leagues in Washington, Seattle and Tacoma, were also formed in 1920.
Made up of women and men aged 16 and older, with diverse backgrounds, the League is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization. Its activities include registering voters, sponsoring debates, holding public forums, studying public policy, taking positions based on conclusions based on research
and publishing educational resources like this directory.
The League is firmly nonpartisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for office. At the same time, it is political and advocates on select policy issues after careful consideration by its membership.
We meet each month to study issues that challenge us on the local, state and national level.
The League of Woman Voters of Skagit County
The League of Woman Voters of Washington
The League of Woman Voters of United States