What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?
The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.
Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.
In 1946, the NLWV became the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS). In 1974, men were admitted as full voting members. The League's purpose was (and is) to promote political responsibility through informed participation of citizens in government.
Over the years, the League has been active in social and environmental issues, issues dealing with Congress, presidential debates, voting rights, fiscal policy, international trade, arms control, reproductive choice, and health care, to name a few.
The LWV of the Clemson Area (LWVCA) was formed in 1968. Through the years, the Clemson League has been active in issues dealing with local government, voting procedures, education, recreation, debates for local, county, and state candidates. Ruth Haun was president during the two-year formative, or provisional, period of the League. Once chartered by the state League, Dianne Haselton served four years as president of the new League. Several charter members of the LWVCA are still actively involved. LWVCA members have provided leadership to the League of Women Voters of South Carolina (LWVSC) by serving in various capacities on the state board, organizing and leading statewide meetings, and researching and preparing materials on selected topics for use by other local Leagues in the state.