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LWV DEI Policy

Discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be accepted within the League, including but not limited to race, socio-economic status, age, ability status, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, or marital status. The League is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging for all people. The League is an organization that respects and values the richness of our community and our members. The collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences represents not only our culture, but our reputation and the organization's mission/achievements as well.

– Updated by the LWVUS Board, 1/21/2024

Defining the Terms

When we come to a common understanding of the terms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we can better connect them to League work. 

Why Should You Care About DEI?

The purpose of LWVHC is “to promote nonpartisan responsibility through informed and active participation in government and to act on selected governmental issues.” Our DEI policy is relevant to our purpose in several ways.

Potential Impacts of DEI

One of the most important League goals, through the efforts of the Voter Services Team, is “to promote citizens’ informed participation in elections. Imagine the impact of a successful DEI policy on the following goals:

Learn More

You can explore these DEI resources at the LWV US web site. The page has links to a range of interesting articles, books, and videos.