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League Of Women Voters Of Indiana County
League of Women Voters United States
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Neither supporting nor opposing any political party or candidate, League of Women Voters encourages all citizens to register to vote, to learn about economic, social, natural resources, and civic issues affecting their communities, and to learn where candidates stand on those concerns and opportunities. Healthy communities result when their citizens become informed and exercise their right to vote every election, local, state, and national.
History of Organization
An outgrowth of the women's suffrage movemement, League of Women Voters began in 1920 to educate women about their newly won right to partipcate in the democratic process of electing individuals to represent them in their government. Under the leadership of Carrie Chapman Catt, LWV United States worked then and continues to work to ensure that all voices are heard by elected leaders.
League of Women Voters United States League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
800.692.7281 - Toll-free - State Government and Legislation
724-762-4162 - Cell phone
email@example.com - President email
Indiana County and surrounding areas
In addition, the League helps with citizenship education in the schools and with voter registration (in schools and other officially designated sites when requested), and assists with absentee ballots in nursing homes; monitors government agencies, legislators, and the media; and sponsors or co-sponsors candidates' nights prior to important elections and helps provide moderator training.
Advocacy of those issues (for example: equity in public education funding, quality day care, health care, environmental, tax reform, etc.) in cooperation with other agencies
Conducting public forums to inform the community of the pros and cons of issues
Careful study of issues before deciding on an official position
Nonpartisan voter registration Research based information on local, state and national community issues Voter education (candidates nights, candidates' voter guides, voter identfication assistance)
Voter registration and issue study and advocacy
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Local - Call for arrangement
Fees/Cost for Services
$55 membership dues (gains membership in local, state, and national leagues), $25 student membership rate
Membership is open citizens, both men and women 18 or older.
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
research issues, gather and assemble data related to issues; assist in communications with the membership; participate in local government observer corps.