Frequently asked questions
Why do you charge a fee to be a member?
The State and National League is staffed by full-time employees who work very hard to research issues, write reports, and lobby Congress for changes that benefit all citizens. The people who do all this work have bills to pay to like everyone else, so membership dues, along with donations, ensure they are able to do their work for the League and keep a roof over their heads.
What benefit is there to joining the League?
How much does it cost to join the League?
Regular membership is $75* per year. This covers membership dues for all three levels of League: local, state, and national. If you are interested in joining but can’t afford dues, let us know – assistance may be available.
When must dues be paid?
New members pay upon joining, and dues thereafter are renewable from May through August. Dues for the upcoming year must be paid by September 1st.
How do I join?
Both online and printable applications can be found here.
Is the League only for women?
Not at all! The League welcomes everyone – male or female – to either join as a member or to simply attend meetings and Programs to learn more about issues facing our local, state, and national communities.
If anyone can join, why is it called the League of “Women” Voters?
Is the League a “liberal” or “conservative” group?
While our individual members run the full spectrum of political alignments and perspectives, the League itself is a completely non-partisan organization; offering neither support nor opposition to any political candidate or party. Instead, the League focuses on issues. We study, research, and analyze data to offer rational, balanced solutions to problems that affect our nation, our states, and our local communities. Learn more about the concerns the League is currently tackling at lwv.org
So what does the League do, exactly?
Our biggest focus is on voter education; a government run “by the people, for the people”, only functions when “the people” are informed and active. To that end, we work to register new voters, to protect the rights of voters, and to present a civil discourse on often thorny topics. We want voters to feel confident when they get to the polls so everything we do really centers on that goal. Our Programs focus on relevant issues and are designed to both educate and (hopefully) inspire action.