I am a member of a local board in Utah, not the main board. I looked up our rating because of a dues issue upcoming at National. League has been very worthwhile and I work hard at educating our members and our neighbors about what's happening in our state. LWV is a "thinking person's organization." If you are thinking of joining, do go to our national LWVUS website and find your local group, you will never regret it except at the end of the legislative season, when you can't hear about another bill proposal. By the way, LWV is different at the local level than most NPO's because we only raise enough money to do our work--learn, educate, and inform. We raise little money and spend it mostly on those three things. And an office person, too.
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My time with the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittburgh has been good and infulential. The members are very knowledgeable and equipped to share their expertise with the community.
When I married and moved to a new places, little did I know that the League of Women Voters would be one of my best "friends." It introduced me to civic concerns in cities like Philadelphia, Butler, and Pittsburgh: for example, saving a public health department in a reluctant community; sharing river resources in the Delaware Watershed; learning about U.S. foreign aid and trade during the Cold War; Governance reform in Allegheny County, and, more recently, the Marcellus Shale debate, schools for the next generations, and always informing citizens about candidates and hot topics.
Everywhere, the LWV attracts men and women who want Good Government. It's a "2 for 1:" Know your Town and Know New Friends.
I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF LWV FOR FIFTY YEARS AND HAVE GROWN IN MY UNDERSTANDING OF IMPORTANT ISSUES, FROM ALL SIDES OF EACH QUESTION. oUR STUDY GROUP INVESTIGATES FACTS, DISCUSSES EACH ISSUE BEFORE COMING TO DECISION. IN THAT WAY LEAGUE HAS TAUGHT ME TO EVALUATE COMPLEXED ISSUES WITH FACTS AND REACH MY OWN DECISION. . I HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE LEAGUE SPONSORED BI PARTISAN PUBLIC FORUMS ON ISSUES AND WITH CANDIDATES. PROUD TO BE AN INFORMED CITIZEN BECAUSE OF LEAGUE. OUR BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES AND READS NON FICTION BOOKS REPRESENTING ALL POLITICAL VIEW POINTS AND COVERING A BROAD AREA OF ISSUES.
As a long time League member, I note the many ways that the League has helped me grow. Developing leadership skills, understanding government on all levels, research and advocacy are among the important areas.
Friends who are involved and concerned are a bonus.
I recommend that all interested citizens (men and women) join this non partisan and effective organization.
Please give--maintaining democracy is demanding!
I've been a member of the League of Women Voters for over thirty years. It has been an extremely empowering and rewarding experience. Informed and civil civic engagement is one of the most important gifts we can give to our society. League members do it with pride.
Sometimes we feel hopeless. "What can I do to change things?" The League provides an answer. It's one of the most patriotic things you can do - support League and join League. Promote informed voting. Encourage citizens to vote and help them to do so. You CAN do something!
The League of Women Voters works to get all citizens involved and active in government. Local Leagues around the country have active and dedicated volunteers. Priorities are clean government and election laws, voting rights and civil rights. In recent years the League has supported strong environmental and health care legislation.