Making Democracy Work

About the League

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 encouraging informed and active participation 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: 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 Leadership

The League of Women Voters of Moscow are led by the following individuals:

Co-Presidents: Karen Lewis and Susan Ripley

1st Vice President: Mary Bostick

2nd Vice President: Dulce Kersting

Secretary: Murf Raquet

Treasurer: BJ Swanson

Directors: Anne Cheadle, Karen Batroukh, Linda Pike, Susan Zenier, Kay Swenson, Rhonda Allenger

Other League Organizations

History of the League of Women Voters