The League of Women Voters of Knox County is a nonpartisan political organization. The League is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The League is political to the extent that it may take action on governmental measures and policies. Action is take by the League only after intense study of an issue is followed by a consensus of the membership.
While LWV as an organization does not support or oppose political candidates, it does encourage its members, as individuals, to be active in the political process. The League believes that the political parties are essential to the American system of government and that the participation of informed citizens is beneficial to the political parties and to the system.
Members of the League are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors while seeking or holding elective office. There are no other specific restrictions on the political activities of Officers and Directors. However, it is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, individually and collectively, to ensure that their political activities give the community no reason to question the nonpartisan position for LWV as an organization. For this reason, Board Members are required to present all plans for political involvement to the Board for approval prior to actual involvement.
- 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.
The League of Women Voters of Knox County is one of many Leagues located around the country, including the state League of Women Voters of Indiana
and the national League of Women Voters of the U.S.