Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history? What do we do? What are some of our studies? What are some of our positions?

Our Mission and Roles

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.

  • League Studies: 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. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

Our Mission Statement, Core Values and Principles guide our activities.

Board of Directors for LWVNCC

Officers (2017-2019)
  • Marjorie Johnson, President
  • [ vacant seat ], 1st Vice President
  • Patti Christopher, 2nd Vice President
  • Carmela Longobardi, Secretary
  • Katharine Olinchak, Treasurer

  • Lorraine Botticelli
  • Sarah Bucic
  • Joann Hasse
  • Moonyeen Klopfenstein
  • Barbara Mobarak
  • Beatrice Web
  • Fay Whittle

Other League Organizations

Our League is one of three local Leagues in the state. All members are also members of the LWVUS.

The other local Leagues are:

Kent County
Sussex County

Our members are also members of:

See other state Leagues and local League websites.


Click here to read our by-laws.

History of the League of Women Voters

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.

Meet our members! To hear current members of the League of Women Voters of Delaware share their stories, please click on the video below.

LWV of Delaware: Members Speak from Nancy Breslin on Vimeo.