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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Includes the official statements of position for each program area, briefly traces significant past actions and achievements, and indicates links among positions. The LWVUS public policy positions reflect the 2012-2014 program adopted by the 2012 convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States; the "positions in brief" listed there summarize the official statements of position included in this guide. Updated following biennial convention.
  • Face to Face was published by the League of Women Voters of the United States as a guide to help Leagues sponsor and produce effective, fair and interesting candidate debates.
  • The League is one organization with three levels. Remember that you have people resources -- from volunteer colleagues such as yourself in other local Leagues to your state League and your LWVUS Board Liaisons. Sharing ideas and supporting each other between levels of the League is an important benefit of belonging to the League! Leadership in the League can be easy and fun! This publication created by the LWVUS Streamlining Committee composed of LWVUS Board Members and Staff will help you make it so.
  • Citizens Building Communities is designed to help users understand some of the basics and guide them to resources so that they can foster dialogues at their community level.