The League of Women Voters of Cleveland, a nonpartisan membership organization, was founded in 1920. The League is dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States and the protection of the right to vote of every citizen.
In its program and voter services, the League works to promote responsibility through informed and active citizen participation in government and to advocate on public policy after study.
The League of Women Voters of Cleveland Educational Fund is the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) arm of the League of Women Voters of Cleveland dedicated to encouraging active and informed citizen participation in government and civic affairs.
The Educational Fund works to make the often complicated political process more easily understood through nonpartisan voter information, public forums, programs and publications.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) works at the local, state and national levels, paralleling the levels of American government. Most people know us through the local League of Women Voters in their community. The organization's name, like its mission, derives from the proud legacy of the women's suffrage movement.
Today's members are women and men; any citizen aged 18 or older can join. Members may join through any level of the League, and with membership comes the opportunity to work on local, state, regional and national public policy issues.
There are currently a total of five local Leagues in Cuyahoga County, each with its own program, service area and dues structure. They are LWV Cleveland Area, LWV Cuyahoga Regional Area, LWV Euclid, LWV Shaker Heights, and LWV Westlake North Olmsted.
In 1972, the League of Women Voters of the Cleveland Area created the League of Women Voters of Cleveland Educational Fund (LWVCEF), a non-profit, tax-exempt 501c(3) organization to serve all citizens in Cuyahoga County.
The LWVCEF also houses the Voter Information Center and staffs its hotline (216) 781-8376 for Cuyahoga County voter information.
The League staff is available to assist the public in answering questions: What district do I live in? Where is my polling place? How do I contact my elected officials? What issues are on my ballot?
The League also provides a website www.votersguide04.com that contains info about issues and candidates in the upcoming general election.
League of Women Voters of Cleveland
1148 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
phone: (216) 781-8375
fax: (216) 781-8381
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