Non-Partisan Policy of the Winchester League of Women Voters
Adopted April 9, 2013, by the Steering Committee
Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to enable the League as an organization to carry on with service to voters, information to citizens, and lobbying and campaigning on issues.
Only to the extent that the public and its elected officials are convinced of the League’s genuine nonpartisanship, will the League be able to render effective voters service activities and gain a wide base of support for its positions on governmental issues. The policy distinguishes between the League as an organization and the rights of its individual members.
General: The League of Women Voters of Winchester is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The League’s effectiveness lies in its ability to take strong positions on issues in the public interest without regard for partisan affiliation. The League also encourages participation in local government by informing the citizens of Winchester about their rights and responsibilities as voters.
The Policy as it applies to Members: The League prides itself on having a membership composed of divers, informed women and men. Its individual members are encouraged to participate fully in party polities and in government at all levels. Many League members have strong affiliations with political parties or candidate, or are elected officials themselves.
The Policy at it applies to Steering Committee Members: