About

Dear Members and Friends:

The League of Women Voters of Shaker Heights is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is a unit of the LWV of Ohio and the LWV of the United States. Links to both the state and national Leagues are at the bottom right of our home page. The Shaker League wants to spark your curiosity about what is happening in our city, county and beyond. And we’d love to put your curiosity—and concern—to work.

How is the city spending your tax dollars?  Will the city receive enough income during these difficult times to pay for all the services our residents are used to?  What is happening with the Van Aken Warrensville development?  What about the new RTA station at Lee and Van Aken?  When will my street be resurfaced?  Do we need another school levy?  And what is the school district doing to save money?  How do I decide which candidate represents what I think is important?  What’s this Cuyahoga County reform idea all about?  And what’s all this talk about “regionalism”?

Ask the questions, do the homework, learn and share the facts and take action.  This is the process the LWV is most famous for and continues to be the process that transforms our members into leaders and our communities into more vibrant participatory democracies.

Local League members decide and guide our process as we educate, advocate and participate.  Begin or continue to make a difference at the local, state and national levels with your new membership or renewal.  Your questions are important—come and find the answers together.

You’ll find a link to our membership form on our website.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League’s enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

There are Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, in addition to the hundreds of local Leagues nationwide. The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters Education Fund operate at the national level with grassroots support from state and local Leagues.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide. The 900 state and local Leagues – comprising a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary.

Over time, the League’s legislative priorities change to reflect the needs of society and critical issues of concern. The organization remains true to its basic purpose: to make democracy work for all citizens. The League of Women Voters makes a difference in the lives of citizens because of the energy and passion of thousands of members committed to our principles.

Our Mission Statement

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.