About Us

The League of Minority Voters was founded in 2007 by a multi-racial group of Oregonians who believe that what affects one community affects all of us, and that the challenges that impact minority voters must be met with consistent advocacy from all people of conscience.

Our Mission

We fight and promote the advancement of minority voters’ rights through education, empowerment, and mobilization.

What is LMV?

We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering minority voices in community and government and serving as a liaison between communities of color, policy leaders, and institutions.

The Importance Of Our Work

The League of Minority Voters seeks to unite people of color and people of consciousness together from all racial and political backgrounds in the struggle to return power to citizens impacted by government-sanctioned exclusion in events such as:

  • Slavery
  • Genocide of Native Americans
  • Reservations
  • Indentured Servitude
  •  Lynching
  • Mob Violence
  • Sharecropping
  • Chinese Exclusion Laws
  • Japanese American Internment
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • Mandatory Segregation
  • Bans on black jury service
  • Poll taxes
  • Literacy tests
  • Bans on voting
  • Imprisoning people for unpaid work
  • Medical sterilization and experimentation
  • Holocaust
  • Employment discrimination
  • Redlining and subprime mortgages
  • Educational discrimination
  • Inferior schools
  • Boas laws and policing practices
  • Racist media representations
  • Cultural erasures
  • Obfuscated and censored historical accounts
  • Criminal justice system
  • Gerrymandering
  • No national holiday for voting
  • No nationwide vote by mail
  • The closing of voting booths in largely minority districts
  • The war on drugs
  • The normalization of white supremacy
  • The southern strategy
  • Voter ID Laws

Core Values

We believe that citizenship requires knowledge as well as the ability and will to act.

We believe that the responsibility of good governance rests on the shoulders of all citizens.

We believe that the rights of both majority and minority citizens are interdependent.

Our Vision

The League of Minority Voters seeks to empower the grassroots, both within the League and minority communities through education and training.

We promote respect for all individuals and the value of diversity in all communities at all levels.

We are committed to empowering communities in the process of collective decision-making and deliberation for the common good.