What is our mission? How are we structured? What is the mission of our Inter-League Organization (ILO)? What is our history?
The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.
Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.
The League of Women Voters of Orange County Inter-League Organization (LWVOCILO) is a non-partisan organization, which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Whatever the issue, the League believes that government policy, programs and performance must meet these criteria:
- competent personnel with clear responsibilities
- coordination among agencies and levels of government
- adequate financing
- effective enforcement
- well-defined channels for citizen input and review
The LWVOC is an Inter-League Organization (ILO) composed of the four local Leagues in Orange County: LWV of Capistrano Bay Area; LWV of Central Orange County Area, LWV of North Orange County and LWV of Orange Coast.
The purpose and activities of the ILO are to study and provide information to LWVOC members and the public on governmental issues of county-wide significance and concern, to take action on the basis of program positions adopted by LWVOC and to coordinate voter service activities connected with county issues and elections. In addition, the LWVOC can coordinate LWV United States (LWVUS) and LWV California (LWVC) positions at the request of the local Leagues.
An Inter-League Organization is organized with the consent of the members of the participating local Leagues, must meet minimum standards set by the LWVUS and is recognized by the LWVUS Board. An ILO adopts bylaws and holds an annual convention at which Officers are elected, a Budget adopted and an Action and Study Program is adopted. In addition, an ILO may send one voting delegate to the LWVUS convention, to the LWVC convention and to the LWVC Presidents' Council. The ILO may also send one voting delegate to the LWVUS Presidents' Council.
An ILO board works closely with the local Leagues in its area. Coverage of ILO program and activities depends on the cooperation and interest of each League in the ILO. Local Leagues share the responsibility of funding the ILO, and leadership for the ILO Board of Directors is drawn from members of the participating local Leagues.
Members of the LWV Orange County Inter-League Organization are also members of one of the four local leagues in Orange County. The local leagues are:
Our members are also members of: