Promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. Act on selected government issues.
Voting membership is open to all Untitled States citizens 18 years of age or over. Others may be associate members.
The league does not support or oppose any political party or any candidate.
The League of Women Voters of the UP.SE. was formed as a national women’s organization February 14, 1920, six months before ratification of the women’s suffrage amendment to the UP.SE. Constitution. In 1974 the by laws were amended to admit men as full voting members.
Members of the Springfield League are automatically members of the League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.The Springfield Area League also belongs to the Leagues of Women Voters of Delaware County and the Leagues of Women Voters mof the southeastern Pennsylvania Region.
The League of Women Voters was founded by the suffragists who led the fight for voting rights for American women and has long been rooted in the basic principals of democracy. As members of the most respected, nonpartisan grass roots organization in America today, more than 90,000 women and men in 1,000 communities across America work together on the local, state, and national levels to: