Like the Our Work section of www.lwv.org, this section of the Member Resources site focus on the programmatic work of the League at all levels. This section will be organized by issue or program area and include issue and study related resources like background papers, toolkits, fact sheets and templates. This area will also contain information on how you and your League can take part in various taskforces, programs or program based pass-through-grants.
New and Updated LWVUS Positions Adopted in 2016
LWVUS Board and Convention adopted the following positions during the last biennium (2014-2016). Positions on the constitutional amendment process and an update of the Leagues money in politics position were adopted after careful study and consideration by Leagues across the country. Two positions covering redistricting and behavioral health were adopted by consensus at the LWVUS 2016 convention.
Guidance on deploying online voter registration technology at community events
Use this new planning guide to raise funds to support your League's important election-year work. From an itemized list of election-year needs, to specific suggestions about garnering support in your community, this resource can help Leagues of all sizes prepare to be active, visible and effective during election time.
Download and customize the attached letter to the editor template to use to spread the word about the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and the need to keep the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA) moving through Congress.
Download the attached letter to the editor template for use with your community papers in helping voters get ready for the 2014 elections.
Download the attached press release template and customize to use to spread the word about the Leagues support of the EPA's carbon pollution regulation.
We encourage all Leagues to check their state’s information and provide LWVEF with any input that could help us improve the information provided. We also encourage you to send us information about your upcoming debates and other election events so they can be promoted through VOTE411.
The League of Women Voters Education Fund is initiating efforts to help Leagues become more active in promoting voter registration among new U.S. citizens, especially at naturalization ceremonies. We have created this toolkit to provide relevant information and suggestions to assist those Leagues interested in conducting effective and efficient voter registration at naturalization ceremonies. Thanks to the many League leaders who shared knowledge, resources and materials for the creation of this toolkit.
In the PDF document below, you will find:
- Our Naturalization ceremony voter registration organizing guide
- Template media advisory (also in downloadable Word format below)
- League naturalization ceremony success stories