March 1 Deadlines Fast Approaching!

There are a number of deadlines relating to Convention that are fast approaching, including Program Planning, Bylaw Amendments, and Award applications.  Visit the Convention 2014 area for more information.


Big News!!

The updated Member Resources site is coming soon – very soon! The Forums site will be unavailable today, February 19th, as the content of both the Members Area and the Forums websites are merged into one, integrated Member Resources site. The whole process will take several hours with the site re-opening on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

  • A collection of policies for the League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters Education Fund including: Governance Documents (Mission Statement, Bylaws and Trust Agreement), Board Responsibilities, Board Member Policies (Conflict of Interest, Nonpartisan), Financial Policies, Program Policies, Development Policies, Field Service Policies, Convention/ Council Policies, Communications Policies, Administrative Policies and Procedures Concerning State and Local Leagues.
  • The League of Women Voters’ logo, like our name, is our identity. It conveys the full collective power of the LWV mission to the public, our members and supporters. It is very important to maintain the integrity and consistency of our trademarked name and logo. Over the years we have seen attempts to capitalize on the League’s brand through deceptive alterations of our name and/or logo by other organizations. The name and logo have been legally trademarked by LWVUS and are owned by LWVUS on behalf of all the state and local groups who are part of our organization. Hence, LWVUS is responsible for protecting our brand and, in turn, those who are part of our family need to use it appropriately. We have established these guidelines in order to maintain the integrity of and reinforce our identity.
  • The LWVUS Bylaws and the Certificate of Incorporation are available for online reading and as a downloadable PDF. You can also access the Sample Bylaws for state and local Leagues. Sample Bylaws can also be downloaded in PDF format.
  • If you would like to download a PDF copy of League Basics, please click more. If you prefer to read League Basics on the web, click on League Essentials, then click Basics and choose League Basics.
  • The LWVUS Leaders' Updates are sent out weekly to state and local presidents. These updates keep state and local Leagues informed about LWVUS actions, upcoming events, and opportunities. If a link in the updates has broken, please use the 'search' function to find that piece of information
  • League Basics contains essential policy and organizational information applicable to every local and state League. League Basics offers advice, guidelines and more detailed information to help leaders develop specific methods of operation to enable a League to accomplish its goals.

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