The League of Women Voters of Henderson County, North Carolina, is a grassroots nonpartisan political organization committed to empowering voters and defending democracy. We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. To those ends the League:
Encourages informed and active participation in government.
Increases understanding of major public policy issues.
Influences public policy through education and advocacy.
While the League of Women Voters is nonpartisan, it is not neutral on many important national, state, and local issues. Visit the websites of LWV-US and LWV-NC to learn more about LWV-US and LWV-NC positions on issues.
In addition to serving Henderson County, we also serve the voters of Transylvania and Polk Counties in North Carolina.
LWVHC celebrates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by welcoming all members of our community.
The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose political parties or candidates for office. Any use of the League of Women Voters’ name or logo in campaign advertising or literature is prohibited.
What We Do
The League of Women Voters of Henderson County is an all-volunteer organization guided by a set of core values. Member volunteers operate all aspects of the organization. Members choose how active they are according to their personal interests and time. The following are just a few ways in which members can get involved.
PROMOTE ELECTION PARTICIPATION
Organize candidate forums.
Participate in the online Voters Guide, VOTE411.org
Participate in get-out-the-vote projects.
Advocate for fair and impartial districting
Engage students through our Students Voting for Democracy program
PARTICIPATE IN LEAGUE DECISION MAKING
Join an existing committee to work on important public policy issues.
Help plan important League events.
Propose and lead a new project or committee.
Attend LWV Henderson County’s Annual Meeting for members.
ENGAGE IN ADVOCACY
Contact elected officials regarding a local or state issue.See Resources for Local Information here. See a sample letter here.
Write letters to the editor in support of League positions. See a tip sheet here.
Observe public government meetings as part of our Observer Team.
Respond to action alerts from the League.
Attend our events by experts on issues.
Research an issue within a League committee.
Read our Update and other communications. Subscribe to Updates.