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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. 

Creating a More Perfect Democracy

Council & Convention In Depth

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

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.

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

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

Due to the internal nature of our Convention plenary agenda, we ask that you do not record or share any part of the plenary session.

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.

All candidates for LWVUS office have been made aware of the following Fair Campaign Pledge. Names will be added to this page as nominees sign the pledge. This pledge is part of the larger Campaign Policy for Candidates for LWVUS Office.

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 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).

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

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.

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.

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.