The League joined reform organizations in sending a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to strongly urge the Commissioners to take no action regarding the FEC Enforcement Manual until the two nominees who have been appointed to serve on the Commission are confirmed and take office.

The League joined reform groups in sending a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to vote no on H.R. 2019, legislation that would repeal the presidential public financing system. H.R. 2019, the letter argues, would repeal an important anti-corruption campaign finance law which worked well for most of its existence and provided ordinary Americans with a critical role to play in financing presidential elections.

Use this letter to the editor template to bring attention to the Supreme Court's devastating decision in the Voting Rights Act case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, and the need for Congress to act. Help educate your communities about the work that needs to be done to restore the VRA as we approach the legislation's 48th anniversary.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. House urging them to pass immigration reform and ensure that a path to citizenship is available to all who remain legally in the United States.

Guidelines for State And Local League Debates
including “empty chair” debates

Guidelines to State and Local Leagues Regarding Projects
Involving Presidential Candidates

Each state or local League that wants to undertake a project with presidential candidates during the primary or general election periods must submit a proposal to LWVEF for the LWVUS president’s approval.  This is to assure consistent LWVUS/EF standards are applied for each event.

Information Required for Each Proposal

Voters’ Guides: Advertising Guidance

Guidelines for Online And Print Voters’ Guides for
2012 Presidential Candidates

Guidelines for Multi-League Groups


Local Leagues often join together to work on problems or issues of common concern. When these problems affect regions that do not coincide with existing League boundaries, and when the need for collaboration is likely to be long-term, the Leagues involved will want to develop a method for cooperating across formal organizational lines. 

Guidelines for Joint Ventures with State or Local Leagues

The policies that follow apply to joint ventures between state and local Leagues and LWVUS or, when appropriate, LWVEF.  LWVEF joint ventures must be directed toward public education.


1.   To get the business of the League or the Education Fund done in an effective and expeditious manner.