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About the League

Learn about who we are and what we do.


The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County [LWVHC] is a nonpartisan political organization [501(c)(4)] that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy.

The League operates on the national, state and local levels. It neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government and at the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy.

Also see: Board | Membership | History | Documents

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which is a nonprofit educational organization [501(c)(3)] corporation.

Visit the Education Fund page to make a tax deductible donation or support our action and advocacy work (not tax deductible) by visiting our Donation page.

What We Do

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education: We provide unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, tools and opportunities to learn more.

  • Action/Advocacy: we are nonpartisan, but, after study, we form official positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest. Check out our Positions and Action Letters for more information.


Membership in the League of Women Voters, the most respected and effective grassroots organization in the country, is open to men and women of all ages.

Our members make a visible difference by serving as community leaders using their experience to create positive, lasting change in our communities.

Visit our Membership page for more information.