About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters – nine decades of Making Democracy Work!
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement.
Men and women of all parties and political persuasions come together within the League of Women Voters for civil discourse about our nation’s and our community’s most pressing issues. The League is strictly nonpartisan; we neither support nor oppose candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. We are the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of our members. Organized in three nesting layers (local, state, and national), the League offers members the chance to make a difference at any level of government.
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus was founded in 1919. Our commitment to voters and to the larger central Ohio community is as strong today as it was then. Each year, the League:
- Holds free public forums on issues important to the community
- Registers central Ohio residents to vote
- Sponsors candidate forums throughout the metropolitan area prior to each election (with the Franklin County Consortium for Good Government)
- Provides the nonpartisan, unbiased Voter Information Bulletin to the community prior to each election (with the support of The Columbus Dispatch)
- Staffs the Election Day Phone Bank at WBNS-10TV to answer callers’ questions about polling places and voting rights
- Advocates in Franklin County for public policy changes consistent with our positions
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