Letters to the Editor

Letter: LWV does not support any parties, candidates

I am writing in response to Cynthia Bensch's recent letter to the editor regarding the Town of Bluffton election in order to make it clear that the League of Women Voters is nonpartisan and does not work in support of or opposition to parties or candidates.

We do work to promote voter registration and to inform voters through various means, including candidate forums that are conducted fairly and without giving an advantage to any candidate. One such forum was held on Oct. 7 for candidates for mayor and Town Council for the town of Bluffton.

Although we are never partisan, we are political. The League is a national, state and local grassroots organization that works hard to influence policy on selected issues through education and advocacy.

We invite all interested men and women to learn more about our organization and to become members. Information is available at www.lwvhhi.org.

Fran Holt

Hilton Head Island

Editor's note: The writer is president of the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area.