Bylaws Committee

Composition  

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.

Duties

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

Planned Giving Policies

 

Fundraising Policies

 Overarching Principles

Direct Mail Policies

 

Rental and Exchange of Donor Lists

The development staff is authorized to rent or exchange the non-member and nationally-recruited member donor lists to meet the fundraising goals of the LWVUS/LWVEF.

Support or Opposition to Political Nominees

 

Under very special circumstances, the LWVUS may support or oppose political appointments to federal office with the direct approval of the LWVUS board.  If the board is not to meet in time for the matter to be considered, the board shall be polled by telephone or email. 

The LWVUS may oppose a nominee only when the nominee clearly has no qualifications for the job—not when the nominee merely holds positions that differ from those of the LWVUS. 

Selection Criteria for International Travel

From time to time, opportunities to participate in programs involving international travel are made available to League members.  These include programs sponsored by the LWVUS/LWVEF, by the federal government and by other organizations.  

The process for selecting League participants for such programs shall be as open and inclusive as possible, and both LWVUS/LWVEF board members and non-board members shall be eligible to participate. 

Online National Voter Service Policy

Comprehensive voter information is central to the core mission of the League of Women Voters Education Fund and the LWVEF must continue to take advantage of new technology to engage the public, therefore:

A. The League is committed to maintaining a national online voter education resource which provides general and state specific information including, but not limited to, any or all of the following:

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