Making Democracy Work

About the Prince William Area League

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

Our Mission and Roles

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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.

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

  • 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 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.

The Prince William Area League was originally an offshoot of the Fairfax League of Women Voters. We became a Members at Large Unit under the VA State League in March of 2007. Then in July of 2014, we became a full League.

Other League Organizations

This list includes some of our sister leagues in the State of Virginia. Please visit their sites to see some of their latest news, work in the community, and upcoming events.

League of Women Voters of Virginia - http://www.lwv-va.org

League of Women Voters of Fairfax Area - http://www.lwv-fairfax.org

League of Women Voters of Falls Church - http://www.lwvfallschurch.org

League of Women Voters of Arlington -http://www.lwv-arlingtonva.org