About Membership in the League of Women VotersThe League of Women Voters is a grassroots, nonpartisan, political organization that "has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy." Membership is open to men and women 16 or older. Individual, family, and student memberships are available. Join us today and help make a difference in Alabama!
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There are local Leagues of Women Voters in Baldwin County, Greater Birmingham (Jefferson & Shelby Counties), East Alabama (Lee & Russell Counties), Mobile, Montgomery, and Greater Tuscaloosa. If you live in or near one of these areas, contact a local League about local League membership. Local membership also includes membership in the state and national Leagues of Women Voters with the benefits of those memberships. Also, local League members meet periodically to address community issues through advocacy and education.
Who is eligible to join?
Membership in the League of Women Voters is open anyone, men or women, 16 years of age or older.
Why should I join?
You will gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics. Through participation in local League projects, you will contribute valuable service to the community. You will discover new interests, develop new skills and learn about crucial issues in Alabama. As you meet others in League who share your interests, you will make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships.
How much time does it take?
It's up to you! We are a grassroots organization and your active participation is encouraged. However, many members choose to support the League only with their annual dues. Your membership alone gives us the political influence needed to build a voice for citizens and a force for change. We cover a broad spectrum of issues and concerns. You may choose to participate in a group study, participate in online discussions, or simply read about League activities in one of our publications. Bottom line… we welcome and encourage your active participation in voter service, citizen education, or advocacy on issues, but your level of participation is up to you.
What do I get?
In addition to your membership in the League of Women Voters of Alabama (LWVAL), you automatically become a member of the League of Women Voters of the United States. You will also receive the LWVAL Voter (newsletter of the LWVAL) which is usually published 4 times each year. You will have the knowledge that you are adding your voice to a powerful force of members from all 50 states, Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.
How much does it cost to be a member?
Annual dues are...
$40 Individual Membership
$60 Family Membership (2 in same household)
$20 Student Membership (enrolled in college or university)
Can I join a local League?
Yes. Local Leagues in Alabama are in Baldwin County, Greater Birmingham (Jefferson & Shelby Counties), East Alabama (Lee & Russell Counties), Mobile, Montgomery, and Greater Tuscaloosa. If you live in or near one of these areas, contact a local League about local League membership. Membership at the local level includes membership in the state and national Leagues with the benefits of those memberships. Also, local League members meet periodically to address community issues through advocacy and education.
How do I join LWVAL?