Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?

Our Mission and Roles

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens 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.

  • 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 of California 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.

League of Women Voters Torrance Area

Our Torrance Area League represents the cities of Carson, Gardena, Harbor City, Lomita and Torrance.

Like all local Leagues, LWVTA is supported by officers and on-board and off-board directors who carry out the work of the League. Members show their support by attending events and reacting to advocacy "calls to action". Member volunteers are always welcome to assist with our activities.

Other League Organizations

LWV is a National Organization with state, county and local Leagues.

LWVTA is one of many Leagues in Los Angeles County. The other local area Leagues are:

  • Beach Cities League, representing the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
  • Palos Verdes League, representing Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and San Pedro.

Our members are also members of:

See other Leagues in California and other state Leagues and local League websites.

History of the League of Women Voters

Know Your Town

History buff? Enjoy this study compiled by the League: a portrait of the city of Torrance -1965.