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Council & Convention

More than 1,000 League leaders from across the country met in Chicago, Illinois for the League of Women Voters' 53rd National Convention in June 2018. 

Council 2019

Council & Convention In Depth

Presentations and handouts from the 2019 Council 

The 2019 National Council of state leaders convened June 20 - 23 in Leesburg, Virginia for four days of trainings, presentations, and networking. Find tools and messages from the meeting on this page.

Learn more about our 2019 Council speakers.

Frequently Asked Questions About the 2019 Council

In 2019 state leaders are invited to attend National Council. This will be an opportunity to network and engage on relevant League issues with your fellow state leaders, the LWVEF/US , and national staff. 

As summer winds down we are taking a look back at our 2018 Convention and a look forward at our 2020 Convention

This page will be updated with presentations from our Convention trainings and speakers as we are able to share them. 

This is a template for Convention 2018 attending Leagues to share information with their local media about Convention 2018

Daily updates from the 53rd National Convention June 28-July 1, 2018.

This video,  broadcast at our 53rd National Convention on June 29, 2018, shows some of our nation-wide mission impact work and our collective story as the League of Women Voters.

Andy Kang will take the place of Terry Ao during Friday’s panel on Election Day preparedness.

Convention 2018 kicks of Thursday June 28th. Find the full daily schedule here.

View and download the full Convention workbook here.

This webinar covered our Transformation Journey and Roadmap. 

Report of the Resolutions Committee at the 2018 LWVUS Convention.

This webinar covered convention activities and parliamentary procedures and tips for plenary.

The "Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy." Awards reflect the Leagues' vision for a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.

Bylaws submissions were solicited from state and local Leagues and ILOs. None were submitted. The following proposed amendments are offered by the LWVUS Board. Amendments require a two-thirds vote of convention delegates.

To be moved for consideration at Convention, a not-recommended item must be moved for and granted consideration before delegates can debate adopting them as amendments or substitutes to the Proposed Program.

The following process will be presented to delegates at LWVUS Convention 2018 as part of the proposed Convention Rules.

The Combined LWVUS and LWVEF Summary of Proposed Budgets for 2018-2020 Biennium, LWVUS Proposed Budget for 2018-2020 Biennium and LWVEF Proposed Budget for 2018–2020 Biennium

The vote on the Proposed Program at Convention 2018 will be the culmination of months of Program Planning by state and local Leagues and Inter-League Organizations (ILOs).