• High School Registration Manual Edition 2

    This comprehensive training manual has been updated for 2015 and 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 entire PDF or click on the customizable appendices (uploaded as a Word Files) below. LWVEF, PDF Version. 2015.

  • The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has developed a background paper for League members and others on the projected impacts of climate change on land ice.

  • Forward

    Impact on Issues is designed to help League leaders use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the state and local levels.

  • A one-day conference titled "Women and the Rule of Law: A View from the Americas" was held on February 27, 2013, in Washington, DC, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the International Association of Women Judges. 

  • A new publication from the League of Women Voters, “9TH FORUM FOR THE FUTURE,” shares the outcomes of the 2012 G8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative.  The publication published under the signatures of the co-host governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Tunisia and the three nongovernmental partners of the co-host governments, the League of Women Voters, ARFORGHE, and the Tunisian American Chamber of Commerce. 

  • A new publication from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, "From Theory to Practice: A Grassroots Education Campaign," shares lessons learned by the state and local Leagues in Kansas and South Carolina that participated in "Safeguarding Democracy: Quest for a More Diverse Judiciary" from 2009-2012.

  • Making Democracy Work. Standing Up for Citizens

    2011 Annual Report of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF). The report highlights our programmatic activities throughout the calendar year, while the financial report covers our fiscal year from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.

  • The League of Women Voters is pleased to release Shining a Light: Redistricting Lessons Learned in 2011. This comprehensive whitepaper highlights the groundbreaking efforts of Leagues and other advocates to promote a more fair and transparent redistricting process and also sheds light on key reform opportunities for improving the process over the next decade. The report also includes helpful practices for all advocates to consider as they work to influence redistricting at the local level.

  • In 1970 the national bylaws requirement for adopting a not-recommended item was changed from three-fifths to a simple majority. "CAs" and "CRs" were dropped from the bylaws, and the national program appeared as one list of issues discussed, amended and adopted at national conventions every two years.

    In 1972, Inter-League Organizations (ILOs), created in many parts of the country to deal with regional issues, were added to the formal structure of the League. The 1974 convention also amended the bylaws to allow men to join the League as full voting members.

  • Founding and Early History:

    From the spirit of the suffrage movement and the shock of the First World War came a great idea - that a nonpartisan civic organization could provide the education and experience the public needed to assure the success of democracy. The League of Women Voters was founded on that idea.