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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.


Our Mission, Vision, & Value


Empowering voters. Defending democracy.


We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.


We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

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 policymakers 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.

DEI Statement

Organizational Documentation

Organizational Documentation

Articles of Incorporation

Formational Documentation. Filed with the Iowa Secretary of State in 2006. Click HERE.


Rules established for our internal management. Adopted at the April 201 Annual Meeting. Updated at the May 2021 Annual Meeting. Click HERE.

IRS 501c3 Charitable Status

Approval of our organization operating as a non-profit with tax exempt status . Received from the IRS in 2016. Click HERE.

League Basics

Essential Policy and Organizational information applicable to our local League. Click HERE.

Impact on Issues

Impact on Issues is designed to help League members use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the national, state, local, and regional levels. Click HERE.

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