Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?

Our Mission and Roles

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

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

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

  • Action/Advocacy: We study issues, develop nonpartisan position and then advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

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.

The Cortland League

All are welcome to participate in the Cortland LWV's activities. We simply ask for respectful, civil discourse.

During 2018-2019, our Board of Directors meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 4:15 - 5:45 pm, at the Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St., in the periodicals room. Board and committee meetings are open to the public.

Committees include:

Voter Services -- candidate forums, voter registration and education

Communications -- website, Facebook, newsletter

Youth Services -- Students Inside Albany, civics education

Membership -- social events, outreach

Program -- educational forums, studies

History of the League of Women Voters