League members know that LWV is a nonpartisan organization. This means that we do not support or oppose any political party or candidate. We do however, take positions on selected governmental issues after member study and agreement. This approach of focusing on issues, not parties or politicians, ensures that the League’s voice is heard above the tumult of party politics while also being able to host respected candidate and issue forums to educate voters.
Our members are active politically. We’re proud that a number of members have run or are currently running for office this year. Others serve on campaigns. As the new season kicks off and as mid-term elections approach, please review the LWVCC’s Nonpartisan Policy, which was approved in 2010.
A few highlights:
- Except for Voter Services Committee meetings where all candidates are being discussed in regards to voter education activities, discussion of candidates is to be avoided at all League meetings.
- Campaign literature is not to be distributed at League meetings. There may be a designated area for campaign literature at Candidate Forums.
- Campaign items may be worn by League members, except LWVCC Board Members.
- Members in leadership roles have a responsibility to ensure an event’s nonpartisanship.
If there is a question or concern about the League’s policies, please contact the LWVCC.