About Us

A Long History of Voter Education…

We make voting easier through varied voter education programs. The League of Women Voters Education Fund conducts voter service and citizen education activities. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit public policy educational organization, which: Builds citizen participation in the democratic process. Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner. Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management. Donations to the Education Fund, a 501(c)(3)corporation, are fully tax-deductible where allowed by law.

Who We Are…

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. LWVNC initiatives helped to change the structure of Town government from a town meeting to a town council. We advocated strongly for periodic charter review. We raised community support for the building of the New Canaan High School and the more recent renovation project. We advocated for accessory housing regulations for our elderly and improved recreational facilities. We have conducted town wide surveys on Town Recreation Facilities, Open Space Conservation, and Adolescent Sleep Needs and School Start Times. We have held town forums on energy, technology in education and sponsor candidates’ debates.

The Principles that Guide Us…

The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization which: acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels builds citizen participation in the democratic process. engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters Education Fund is a nonpartisan public policy educational organization which: builds citizen participation in the democratic process studies key community issues at all governmental levels in an unbiased manner enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through

Our Mission and Role…

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.