About the Agriculture Update and Committee

The Agriculture Update will focus narrowly on: 1) current technology issues in agriculture including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides, pesticides, agriculture water pollution, aquifer depletion, antibiotics in livestock, and accurate food labeling; and 2) current agriculture finance issues including consolidation in agriculture industries, crop subsidies and the federal agricultural regulatory process.

League Basics Download

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Federal Action Request Form

State and local Leagues wishing to work on a federal issue or at the national level on an issue that has not been the subject of an LWVUS Action Alert can use this form to contact the national office to consult on the intended action. Once the form has been filled out, national League staff will receive a copy via email as will the person making the submission.

Management Team Model

The Management Team has four or more persons doing the work as listed under the Traditional Presidency. Leagues that use this model often have the rest of the board follow the traditional model: one or more vice-presidents, a secretary and treasurer, or secretary/treasurer, and a pre-determined number of elected and appointed directors.

Learn more about running a successful management team here.

Ruth S. Shur

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have been invited to receive coaching from the Ruth S. Shur Fellows national coaching team and participate in the succesful membership and leadership development program (based on the successful Membership Recruitment Initiative). The Fellows mentor and develop relationships with state coaching teams who, in turn, coach local Leagues in best practices to recruit new members, gain visibility in the community, and develop new leaders.

With Appreciation to a Dedicated League Leader-- Nikki Harris

Nikki Harris was involved with Leagues all over the country for more than 30 years. Her devotion to democracy and empowerment of women in civil society also took her to other countries to share her expertise. Given Nikki's devotion to the League of Women Voters and especially, in the past few years, to training and coaching Leagues to strengthen their work in our democracy, her husband,

Requesting Hardship Designation for Convention 2018

Per LWVUS Bylaws, in order to vote at Convention 2018, a League must have met its Per Member Payment (PMP) obligation in full for fiscal year 2017-18 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018), as well as for previous fiscal years. Leagues that are unable to fulfill their financial obligation and wish to vote at Convention 2018 may file a hardship claim with the LWVUS Board.