The League of Women Voters has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage our communities in the decisions that impact our lives. The League operates at national, state, and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues in all 50 states, as well DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.
Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League's efforts remains to expand participation and give political voice to all Americans. Our work is grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all.
Our Mission and Roles
The League of Women Voters of Maine is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.
The League of Women Voters of Maine conducts action and advocacy as a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.
To conduct our voter engagement and citizen information activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization.
Published November 2022
Impact on Issues is our most concise record of our advocacy and legislative work from 2007-onward. In the latest legislative session, from 2021-2022, we focused on expanding voting rights in the aftermath of the pandemic, election security and integrity, campaign finance, racial justice issues, tribal sovereignty, and more.
Democracy Maine works to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, increasing civic engagement, and reducing the influence of private money in politics. Democracy Maine is a collaboration between three nonpartisan organizations — League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and Maine Students Vote — that partner on advocacy and education efforts.As Democracy Maine, we work together and with other partners to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, and reducing the influence of private money in politics. Through fiscal sponsorships and other partnerships, Democracy Maine serves as an home for emerging organizations (such as the Maine Immigrant Housing Coalition), temporary collaborations (such as the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative), and democracy reform campaigns (such as Fair Elections Portland). Democracy Maine was also the founding convener of Mainers for Modern Elections and remains a leader within that coalition.
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We have members and local chapters throughout the state of Maine.