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About the LWVTNV
About the LWVTNV

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.

The League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley is very active in North Alabama. It is ALL VOLUNTEERS and is focused on voter education and voter rights!

The LWVTNV is a nonprofit incorporated in Alabama to serve Madison, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, and Jackson Counties.


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What We Do
What We Do

E M P O W E R  V O T E R S


We empower voters to exercise their right to vote by holding voter registration drives, sponsoring candidate forums/debates, and educating the public about their rights on Election Day.

P R O T E C T  T H E  R I G H T  T O  V O T E


We protect everyone's right to vote against threats and ensure that every vote is counted by fighting for and implementing voting systems that are free, fair, and accessible.

F O S T E R  C I V I L  D I A L O G U E

We foster civil nonpartisan dialogue among voters, government, politicians, & subject matter experts about important community issues, such as government spending, climate change, immigration, & civil liberties.


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LWVUS Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions
LWVUS Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions
The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide. 

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization which: 

  • acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels.
  • builds citizen participation in the democratic process. 
  • engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters Education Fund is a nonpartisan public policy educational organization which: 

  • builds citizen participation in the democratic process.
  • studies key community issues at all governmental levels in an unbiased manner.
  • enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

We believe in: 

  • respect for individuals 
  • the value of diversity 
  • the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities 

We will: 

  • act with trust, integrity and professionalism
  • operate in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those we serve, both members and the public 
  • take the initiative in seeking diversity in membership 
  • acknowledge our heritage as we seek our path to the future.

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LWVUS Studies
LWVUS Studies

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing it. If the members have not studied and come to consensus on it, the League has no position and therefore cannot take action. Studies (whether national, state, or local) are a defined process lasting one to three years, during which we undertake thorough pursuit of facts and details, both positive and negative, and come to consensus about policy.


What Studies Are There?

 

Studies from across the nation are in our League of Women Voters Education Fund Clearinghouse for studies.

What Is The Study Process?

  1. Study Committee members fashion consensus questions that are then asked of the membership as part of a study kit. Kits often include articles, books, data in the form of charts and graphs, videos, suggested speakers, discussion questions, and other resources. Members use the study kit internally and often with their community to better understand the issue.
  2. Consensus is the overall decision-making process by which substantial agreement among members is reached on an issue. Often this happens over the course of several meetings, but may include surveys and other methods. If the members reach consensus, the board forms recommended positions based on that consensus. Those recommendations are submitted to the Study Committee.
  3. The Study Committee then reviews all the submissions. It works to form a consensus statement - the statement resulting from the consensus questions - that becomes a recommended position.
  4. That recommended position is then reviewed and voted on by our members (usually by delegates at our Convention). The proposal may be approved, amended, or be rejected at that time.
  5. If a position is adopted, firm action can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action can not be taken on that issue.

Read the national Guidelines for LWVUS Studies.


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LWVUS Education Fund
LWVUS Education Fund

We make voting easier through varied voter education programs.

The League of Women Voters Education Fund conducts voter service and citizen education activities. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit public policy educational organization, which: 

  • Builds citizen participation in the democratic process.
  • Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.
  • Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.
Donations to the Education Fund, a 501(c)(3)corporation, are fully tax-deductible where allowed by law