Making Democracy Work

About the League

The LWV - 95 years of Making Democracy Work®. The League has worked for nearly 100 years educating, advocating for, and empowering voters.

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 which encourages 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: although we are nonpartisan, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

We finance our voter service and citizen education activities from the Education Fund of the League of Women Voters of Delaware, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation. 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.

Local Leagues in Delaware

There are three local Leagues in Delaware. Each one serves one of our three counties. They are:

Those who join a local League in Delaware are automatically members of the LWV of Delaware and The League of Women Voters of the United States.

To find other state and local Leagues, go here.

The LWVDE Board of Directors and Education Fund Board

President: Jill Fuchs
First Vice President: Carol Jones
Second Vice President: Marie Mayor
Secretary: Lisa Pertzoff
Treasurer: Katherine Olinchak

Other Directors:

Beverly Jackson
Charlotte F. King
Janet P. Kramer
Peggy Schultz
Sandy Spence
Les Stillson

In addition, local League Presidents are Board members:

Kent: Phyllis Edamatsu
New Castle: Emily White
Sussex: Jane Lord

History of the League of Women Voters