Reprint Policy

Reprint Policy

Copyrighted materials

Copyrighted materials of the LWVUS and the LWVEF may not be reprinted without permission.  A reprint fee may be charged, based on the length of the material to be reprinted and the number of copies to be made.  Decisions about reprint fees will be made by the senior director of communications in consultation with the Executive Director.

National Voter Advertising Policies


External Advertising Policy

1.   All contents of advertisements are subject to the League's approval.  The League reserves the right to reject any advertising for any reason, at any time, despite the fact that a space has been reserved and acknowledged previously and despite the fact that a product or account has been solicited directly.

Media Contact and Spokesperson Policy

The LWVUS and LWVEF will develop and carry out proactive media relations on LWVUS advocacy priorities and LWVEF citizen education programs with print and electronic media, with the long-range goal of enhancing the visibility and image of the League of Women Voters.

Linking to Non-League Websites

1.   On Take Action/advocacy pages, the LWVUS website may link to websites of organizations, coalitions and events that meet these criteria, as determined by appropriate League staff:

•     national in scope
•     in general agreement with LWVUS positions and strategies
•     government or nongovernment entities that provide balanced background information

Leaders’ Update

The Leaders’ Update shall include only those materials pertaining directly to the ongoing work and activities of the LWVUS and the LWVEF. 

State and local Leagues and League networks that wish to share information with other Leagues are encouraged to do so through lists established for that purpose.


Guidelines for LWVUS/LWUEF Sponsored Online Discussion Lists

The purpose of an LWVUS/LWVEF-sponsored discussion list is to promote the mission and goals of the League by facilitating the exchange of information among members and among the levels of League. In deciding whether or not to establish a list, the board shall consider the following criteria:

Bylaws Committee


The Bylaws Committee shall consist of five members, of whom three shall not be members of the national board.  The LWV President shall make the appointments at least six months prior to Convention.  Members will serve until the close of the next biennial Convention.


Attendance at LWVUS Conventions/Councils

Any person who holds an elected or appointed position in the LWVUS (including members of the board, the nominating, budget, bylaws and campaign oversight committees and the UN observer and alternate observer) is presumed to be acting in that capacity while attending convention and/or council.  As such, these individuals may not publicly express disagreement with the board-recommended program, budget or bylaws amendments.

Withdrawal of Recognition

In extraordinary circumstances, when a state League does not assume its responsibility to request that the LWVUS board withdraw recognition from a local League for recurring failure to fulfill the requirements adopted by the LWVUS convention, the LWVUS board may itself initiate the procedure to withdraw recognition from the local League.

Contact Information Policy

Official Contact Information for State and Local Leagues and ILOs