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Q and A about League Membership
The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase the understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports any candidate or political party. Membership is open to both men and women 18 years of age or older.
The LWV is a grassroots organization. The leadership, financial planning, and supporting positions are all determined by the membership through a closely protected democratic process.
The LWV is a multi-tiered organization. Membership in a Local League includes membership in the LWV of Alabama (LWVAL) and the LWV of the United States (LWVUS) with all benefits of those three organization. Joining the LWVAL directly as a member-at-large (recommended where there is no Local League in your community) entitles you to all benefits of membership in the LWVAL and the LWVUS.
The LWV began as a "mighty political experiment" designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. It encouraged them to use their new power to participate in shaping public policy. Today both women AND men are full participants in the League of Women Voters. (Don't let the name fool you!) For more information also read these articles:
As a member of the LWV of Alabama, you will receive:
Action Alerts, League publications, and Internet access to League tools and documents are obvious benefits of League membership. But many League members claim that the intangible benefits are the most valuable. LWV fascilitates and encourages you to:
Join a Local League if you live in or near one of these
Alabama communities: Auburn, Baldwin Co., Birmingham, Gadsden, Mobile,
Montgomery, or Tuscaloosa. Local membership also includes
LWVAL and LWVUS (state and national) memberships.
Join the LWVAL (State League) if you do not live near a Local
League community. By joining the LWVAL directly, you will be referred
to as a "member-at-large" or MAL. This also includes membership the
LWVUS (national League).
If you do not live in Alabama, find other State Leagues and Local Leagues throughout the US. Or you may join LWVUS directly as a national member.
Annual membership in the League of Women Voters of Alabama includes membership in the League of Women Voters of the United States. Dues are:
Membership dues for Local Leagues in Alabama are slightly
higher, but include membership in all three organizations - Local
League, LWVAL and LWVUS. Contact an Alabama Local League
for more information about membership in a local organization (East
Alabama (Auburn/Opelika/Lee Co. area), Baldwin Co., Birmingham, Mobile,
Montgomery, or Tuscaloosa).
Any person 18 years of age or older who subscribes to the mission and principles of the League of Women Voters
is eligible for full membership regardless of gender, race or
ethnicity. Associate membership is available for non-US citizens.
Associate members enjoy benefits of the organization but are ineligible
For more information about LWVAL membership, contact:
Call 205 871-8194
Also, read more about the LWV