ABOUT THE LEAGUE

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, founded in 1920,  is the largest local league in the League of Women Voters of Nebraska.

LWVGO Member Joanna Lindberg and Palestine Gray-Moore

MISSION & VALUES

MISSION

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, 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.

MEMBERSHIP & AREA SERVED

The LWVGO serves the Omaha metropolitan area. The LWVGO greatly appreciates those members we have and is always looking to find others in the community for support us. An annual membership to LWVGO helps maintain the resources that we have so that everyone in the community can benefit from them. The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha does not require those who use our resources to become a member. Our information is free to the public. However, we do very much appreciate those who help us and enable us to keep the public informed and active in the political process.

VISION, BELIEFS & INTENTION

The goal of the LWV is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide. The LWVGO is a nonpartisan political membership organization which acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government level. It builds citizen participation in the democratic process, and engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.

We believe in respect for individual, the value of diversity, and the empowerment of the grassroots -- both within the League and in communities.

We will act with trust, integrity and professionalism, and operate in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those we serve.

The League is non-partisan.

The LWVGO does not endorse or support political candidates or political parties.

The League is political.

Although the LWVGO does not endorse political candidates or political parties, we do take a stand on issues that arise in the political arena that affect us all. The organization as a whole supports or opposes laws. The deciding factors in opposing or supporting laws is directly influenced by whether the implementation of specific laws will hurt or help the communities in which we live. The LWVGO follows the policies and programs set forth by the national League of Women Voters. If there is no specific policy or program on a given issue, we initiate a study. Only after this study has been completed, do we support or oppose an issue.

The League is a resource for the community.

The LWVGO’s largest focus is to educate those in the community on how government works and how we can all be involved in it. We offer voter information on our website (see Voting Resources) to make it as easy as possible to understand who is eligible to vote, and how they can register to vote. We also pride ourselves on our ability to provide the community with un-biased information on candidates, as well as their stances in issues. We do this so that voters are informed and ready to vote on Election Day. League members and volunteers are also trained and equipped to speak on a number of topics.

The League’s ultimate goal is to see democracy in action!

The LWVGO wants everyone to be informed and know how to take part in the democratic process. We aim to increase voter participation, educate citizens on the voting process, and see those around us actively taking part in government. Our ultimate goal is to see individuals around us standing up for what they believe in and taking action in the political arena by voting and advocating for chosen issues.

DIVERSITY POLICY

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.

LWV es una organización totalmente comprometida con la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión en principio y en la práctica.

La diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión son fundamentales para el presente y futuro éxito de la organización en la participación de todas las personas, hogares, comunidades y políticos en la creación de una democracia más perfecta. No habrá barreras para la participación plena en esta organización por razón de género, identidad de género, etnia, raza, origen nativo o indígena, edad, generación, orientación sexual, cultura, religión, sistema de creencias, estado civil, estado parental, estatus socioeconómico, idioma, acento, habilidad, salud mental, nivel educativo o antecedentes, geografía, nacionalidad, estilo de trabajo, experiencia laboral, función del rol laboral, estilo de pensamiento, tipo de personalidad, apariencia física, perspectiva política o afiliación y / o cualquier otra característica que identifique, reconozca, o ilustre diversidad.
LWVGO ANNUAL REPORT 2020

CONTACT US

Location

1905 Harney St., 401J (fourth floor)
Omaha, NE
68102

Phone

(402) 344-3701

General Inquiries

office@lwvgo.org