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.
A project of

The League of Women Voters Education Fund


State and Local League Guidelines
for Candidate Participation in 2011



Guidance to State/Local Leagues Regarding Co-Sponsorship
of Presidential Primary Debates

The League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) Board of Trustees must approve any project involving presidential candidates.

Statement on the Presidential Debates for the General Election