League of Women Voters of Napa County

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How We Impact the Community

Formed 103 years ago, the national League of Women Voters (LWV) has over 750 state and local League members. The grassroots nonprofit believes the freedom to vote is a nonpartisan right that needs to be protected and encouraged. It promotes informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major social issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Locally, LWV of Napa County makes democracy work by educating voters, providing nonpartisan election information, and advocating for important community issues, often partnering with coalitions or other nonprofits. During election years, holds nonpartisan and unbiased bilingual candidate forums and pro/con programs on ballot propositions. Volunteers disseminate free resources throughout the community to educate voters and register people to vote, including high school/college students, seniors, and new citizens.

Testimonial

I support the League of Women Voters as a board member because it promotes open elections, equal representation for members of all communities, and reliable information to help voters make their own informed choices.

Ingrid S.

What a $10 donation buys

33 Easy Voter Guides. 2,500, in English and Spanish, distributed free to voters countywide.

What a $50 donation buys

One hour of simultaneous Spanish translation, provided in candidates forums.

Other Ways to Help

The backbone of LWVNC’s community work is its volunteers, who:

  • Organize nonpartisan forums for major local candidate races
  • Disseminate LWVC bilingual materials on pros/cons of state propositions and lead discussion groups to learn about them
  • Preregister and register high school and college students and provide election information with videos and classroom presentations
  • Make free election and voter information available at farmers markets and public events
  • Present community programs on League-supported social issues
  • Build coalitions that advocate for social change and
  • Relate local concerns with those of the region, state, and nation.

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