Making Democracy Work

About the League

Who We Are

The League of Women Voters is a citizens' organization that 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.

Learn more about our national affiliate, the League of Women Voters of the US ➤

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.

Learn more about our history ➤
See a timeline of great images of the League through the decades ➤

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.

Learn more about our work here in Maine ➤

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.

Learn more about the Education Fund ➤

We have members throughout the state of Maine, with local chapters in the Portland area, in Bath/Brunswick, in Hancock County, and in the greater Bangor area.

Join LWVME and be directly involved in shaping important issues to keep our communities strong.