Serving 33 communities and 21 school districts throughout Genesee County.
1. Encourage informed and active participation in governmet.
2. Increase understanding of major public policy issues.
3. Influence public policy through education and advocacy.
We accomplish these goals thorugh Voter Service/Citizen Education and Action/Advocacy. These are two distinct roles:
To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we may use funds from the League of Women Voters of Flint, Michigan Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization.
To conduct action and advocacy activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters of the Flint Area, Michigan, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation.
The Flint Woman Suffrage Club was reformed into the League of Women Voters of Genesee County, with several local units. By 1926, there were 183 members. Through the following decades, members were active in educating voters, getting out the vote, studying and advocating on issues of city and county government, child labor and welfare, presidential primaries, limitation of armaments, minimum wage, housing, education, health, fair employment practices, conservation, trade agreements and immigration.
In 1974, our name was changed to League of Women Voters of the Flint Area. Members - men and women - continue to become informed and active on these and other issues at the local, state and national levels.