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 the informed and active participation of citizens 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.

LWVSC Non-Partisan and Social Media Policies

Speakers' Bureau

Volunteers in our Speakers' Bureau are trained to share well-researched, nonpartisan information. Here are some of the topics that our speakers can address:
  • Voting rights, voter registration, voting procedures and election systems. Our speakers can help your audience register (or update their registrations) on the spot.
  • Importance of voting, civic participation and transparent, ethical government
  • Activities and history of the League of Women Voters
  • History of women's suffrage and leadership in South Carolina
  • South Carolina judiciary and judicial selection
  • Home rule, tax policy and education funding in South Carolina
To schedule a League speaker for your group, please contact LWVSC at 803-251-2726 or league@lwvsc.org.