Making Democracy Work

About the League

Our mission, how we're structured, our leaders, our history

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters does not endorse candidates and is not affiliated with any political party. We encourage informed and active participation in government, we work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and we work to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education: 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 Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Other League Organizations

LWVMT Officers and Board of Directors

The 2015-2016 Officers and Board of Directors: Officers

President - Sally Maison
Vice Presidents - Nancy Leifer and Theresa Schneder
Treasureres - Barbara Martin and Linda Andrus
Secretary - Sue Hoell

Board of Directors

Co-Presidents, LWV Helena - Barbara Harris and Claudette Morton
President, LWV Bozeman - Teri Ball
MLD representative, LWV Billings - Jan Young

History of the League of Women Voters

Read a short history of the League of Women Voters.