Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is the League of Women Voters?

Our Mission

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. League 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: after study, we also 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 the United States 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.

Board of Directors

The 2015-2017 officers and Directors for the League of Women Voters of Nevada are:

Janice Browne: President; Sondra Cosgrove: First Vice President; Beverly Abderrahman: Second Vice President; Jean Laird: Secretary; Ann Marie Smith: Treasurer; Directors: Mary Liveratti, Kathleen Bienenstein, Grace Mills, Frances Rust, Nancy Scott, Denise Gerdes, and Betty Pardo

The President of the Northern Nevada League is Mary Liveratti. The President of the Las Vegas Valley League is Sondra Cosgrove. The President of the Pahrump Valley League is Dina Williamson.

Local Leagues in Nevada

There are three local Leagues in Nevada.

The Las Vegas Valley League primarily serves Clark County.

The Northern Nevada League primarily serves Washoe and Douglas counties and Carson City, and also serves the rest of the state except Clark, Lincoln and Nye counties.

  • Pahrump Valley

The Pahrump Valley League serves Nye County.