Definition: The League of Women Voters as an organization neither supports nor opposes political candidates.
Policy Statement: Responsibility for the maintenance of the League's reputation as a non-partisan group rests with the League Board. The League Board must be consulted if questions arise. In making decisions, the Board will rely to a large extent upon the whole situation.
1) League Board members may serve on appointed Boards, Commissions or Committees. 2) League Board members who run for or hold an elected or party office many not retain their position on the Board. 3) The President, Action Director and Voter Service Chair may not take a public or active role in elections or recalls of candidates.
The League of Women Voters of Alameda, in both its values and practices, affirms and actively promotes its commitment to diversity and pluralism, which means there shall be no barriers to participation in any activity of the LWV on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
(First adopted November 1978, Revised March 1986, Readopted June 1999, Amended June 2001, Readopted July 2002, Amended 2009.)