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

2.   On citizen education/study/project pages, the LWVEF website may link to groups that meet these criteria, as determined by appropriate League staff:

•     nonpartisan
•     national in scope
•     representative of various, creditable sides of the issue ("balanced"), as determined by appropriate League staff.  (Groups with views on the fringes of the issue spectrum will not meet this criterion.)
•     government or non-government entities that provide balanced background information
•     major project partners/funders (including organizations, foundations, and corporations)

 On these pages, the LWVEF also may choose to include a balanced list of additional organizations as sources of information on an issue, without providing links.  

3.   On Voter Information pages, the LWVEF website may link to sites that meet these criteria, as determined by appropriate League staff:

•     DNet, or other LWVEF-sponsored candidate-information sites
•     major political parties and parties of candidates who meet DNet criteria for federal candidates
•     GOTV coalition partners
•     relevant government entities (e.g., FEC, Federal Voting Assistance Project, etc.)

4.   On any appropriate page, the LWVUS/LWVEF website may link to general interest websites that meet these criteria, as determined by appropriate League staff:

•     nonpartisan
•     national
•     strategic (in accordance with overall League goals and priorities)
•     diverse
•     logical (related to content on LWVUS/LWVEF website)
•     reciprocal (the other site agrees to link to LWVUS/LWVEF site)

5.   The LWVUS/LWVEF website shall link only to other websites that do not block or hamper a user's ability to return to the LWVUS/LWVEF site.