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 comprehensive training manual, updated for 2013, which provides a step-by-step guide to help you develop winning high school voter registration programs and encourage young people to register and vote. The guide comes complete with field-tested tips and a range of planning, training, and outreach tools to help you succeed.
  • Download the attached voter education letter to the editor template and customize for use in your community this fall. Make sure the local media knows about your great work to engage voters in 2013!
  • Download the attached press release template and customize for use in your community this fall. Make sure the local media knows about your great work to engage voters in 2013!
  • Read our new Election Improvement Agenda Report here.
  • Utilize these sample get-out-the-vote scripts (email and telephone) to customize and send reminders to your social networks, people you’ve helped register, and other contacts. Research shows that sending these reminders are most effective in the final week or few days leading up to Election Day, but it’s a good idea to start planning your outreach now.
  • LWVEF urges Leagues to take the following steps to ensure voters are ready for Election Day and are able to overcome any problems they encounter at the polls.
  • As the deadline for voter registration draws near in many states it is important to continue to do all we can to ensure that every eligible citizens has an opportunity to register to vote or check their registration status. Here is a media alert template that State and Local Leagues can use to get the word out that the registration deadline is near and eligible citizens can register to vote by going to Vote411.org – Simply fill in the highlighted areas and send it to print, TV and radio media in your community.

     

  • The League of Women Voters has a long history with candidate debates. Between 1960 and 1984, the League sponsored every presidential and vice presidential candidate debate. The League may no longer sponsor these televised debates, but state and local Leagues across the country continue to sponsor candidate debates at the state and local levels, just as they always have.

    Candidate debates are one of the only opportunities voters have to listen to candidates offer more than just a brief sound bite. Debates provide an opportunity to hear what candidates are saying and to form your own opinions of the candidates – based on your own observations. They also provide an opportunity to become engaged in the political process by using critical and analytical abilities in examining the candidates.

    Bringing your friends, colleagues, family and acquaintances together to watch a debate by hosting a debate watching party. Click more for tips and information on how to make yours a success!

    Please use this book in conjunction with our publication Debate Watching 101.

  • Use this postcard template to spread the word about VOTE411 in your community. The postcards are completely customizable, so you can make them as state specific as you wish!

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