About the League of Women Voters of Tompkins County
After women got the vote in 1920 the League of Women Voters was established and Tompkins County organized an active League membership that same year. Today our organization includes people of all genders and we invite your participation.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any person 16 years or older, whatever their gender, may become a League member.
The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan, but we are political. Our activities fall into three categories:
Voter Service The League is well-known for promoting informed voting. We provide voter registration, candidates forums, impartial information on ballot measures, and educational meetings on issues of public concern.
Program The League of Women Voters takes positions on local, state and national issues only after members have studied and reached agreement on them. Please click the program tab in the menu on the left for details.
Advocacy The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates. Based on positions developed through member study and agreement, the League does take action to support or oppose specific governmental policies.
• Board of Directors
• LWVTC Membership Booklet
• Membership Form
Support Educational Initiatives of the LWV-TC We need your help to support our educational initiatives in the community. We do not have a paid staff to accomplish our many projects. Still, to run our organization we have to raise funds. We have an account with the Community Foundation of Tompkins County and a long time supporter of our League has offered to match up to $15,000 of contributions made to this fund. We need your help!
Community Foundation of Tompkins County