Use this letter to the editor template to bring attention to the Supreme Court's devastating decision in the VRA case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, and the need for Congress to act. Help educate your communities about the work that needs to be done to restore the VRA as we approach the legislation's 48th anniversary.
League Logos: Available Downloads
Everything you need to know in order to use our logos.
"Voting is People Power" Rally Poster Printing Guidelines
Template Press Release for National Council 2017
Please update this template press statement to share your experiences at National Council 2017 with your local media.
Recent LWVUS Email blasts
LWVUS Online Database User Guide and Other Materials
LWV Short "We are the League" Promotional Video
"We Are The League" Full Length Promotional Video
This powerpoint was presented at Council 2013
This powerpoint was presented at Council 2013.
A good orientation informs board members about the League, acquaints them with one another, and builds a sense of total board responsibility. New board members gain confidence in carrying out their responsibilities and learn policies and procedures expected of board members. It is a time for the board to begin to build their team as they get to know each other better. Local League boards may conduct their own orientation sessions, call on seasoned local League leaders to facilitate, request state League assistance, or in some states, participate in sessions planned on a regular schedule. Similarly, a state board can ask the national board for facilitator assistance. Alternatively, some Leagues hire consultants to present leadership development sessions or to facilitate discussions to restructure their boards or set priorities during board training or retreats.
Whatever the design, the board's basic orientation session should be scheduled as soon as possible after the new board is elected.
As a League leader, you occasionally face questions about the rules that govern Leagues — what Leagues can do and what they can’t. We often receive similar questions at the national office. In order to shed light on the subject, we asked a lawyer specializing in nonprofits for detailed guidance. We combined the advice he gave us with information from IRS publications and other sources to produce a series of frequently asked questions and answers (FAQ). We are including those FAQs that relate most directly to the work of membership and leadership development here. Please feel free to share this document with other members of your board, including your treasurer.
If you are interested in forming a League in your community, you should contact your state League for more information. To start a League you must first be a member of the state League and operate a Unit in your area for a viable amount of time. Furthermore, there is a checklist here that lets you know what materials are needed to become a League.
Customize the attached address labels using Avery labels template #5167 with your League's contact information!
Download the attached template and customize the information for your League. This template is meant to be used with Avery #6871.