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LWV DEI Policy

The League of Women Voters is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.

Defining the Terms

When we come to a common understanding of the terms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we can better connect them to League work. 

Why Should You Care About DEI?

The purpose of LWVHC is “to promote nonpartisan responsibility through informed and active participation in government and to act on selected governmental issues.” Our DEI policy is relevant to our purpose in several ways.

Potential Impacts of DEI

One of the most important League goals, through the efforts of the Voter Services Team, is “to promote citizens’ informed participation in elections. Imagine the impact of a successful DEI policy on the following goals:

Learn More

You can explore these DEI resources at the LWV US web site. The page has links to a range of interesting articles, books, and videos.