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League of Women Voters of Henderson County Membership Handbook (rev. 2011)

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The League of Women Voters of Henderson County was founded Nov. 12, 1963 and has been a strong influence both in voter education and advocacy every since. Many needs and issues have been addressed and many collaborative, effective solutions have been put into place in the ensuing 45 years in our Community and County driven by the influence of League.

Presently, we have 104 members and are considered one of the strongest of the 17 Leagues in the State of North Carolina.

Our League recently made a substantial contribution to the Historic Courthouse renovation, and the Gift Shop is now designated with our LWVHC sign. Some of League’s history will be depicted in various changing exhibits in the Museum along with other exhibits of Henderson County history. The museum is definitely worth a visit at any time!

From League’s National website

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League’s enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

There are Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, in addition to the hundreds of local Leagues nationwide. The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters Education Fund operate at the national level with grassroots support from state and local Leagues.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide. The 900 state and local Leagues – comprising a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary.

Over time, the League’s legislative priorities change to reflect the needs of society and critical issues of concern. The organization remains true to its basic purpose: to make democracy work for all citizens. The League of Women Voters makes a difference in the lives of citizens because of the energy and passion of thousands of members committed to our principles.

 

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