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League of Women Voters Name and Logo Guidelines

The League of Women Voters’ logo, like our name, is our identity. It conveys the full collective power of the LWV mission to the public, our members and supporters. It is very important to maintain the integrity and consistency of our trademarked name and logo. Over the years we have seen attempts to capitalize on the League’s brand through deceptive alterations of our name and/or logo by other organizations. The name and logo have been legally trademarked by LWVUS and are owned by LWVUS on behalf of all the state and local groups who are part of our organization. Hence, LWVUS is responsible for protecting our brand and, in turn, those who are part of our family need to use it appropriately. We have established these guidelines in order to maintain the integrity of and reinforce our identity.

Amendment to Conform Bylaws Adopted at LWVUS Convention 2016

During the 2016 LWVUS National Convention, delegates approved amendments to Article III, Section 2 of the bylaws pertaining to Types of Membership. Requirements around voting membership in League were changed. Voting membership is now open to non-citizens and to individuals 16 years of age or older. As League policy requires “consistency” in the first three articles of the bylaws of all Leagues, this memorandum explains how state and local Leagues and ILOs should amend their own bylaws to reflect those of LWVUS.

Bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation

The LWVUS Bylaws and the Certificate of Incorporation are available for online reading and as a downloadable PDF. You can also access the Sample Bylaws for state and local Leagues. Sample Bylaws can also be downloaded in PDF format.

League Basics Download

If you would like to download a PDF copy of League Basics, please click more. If you prefer to read League Basics on the web, click on League Essentials, then click Basics and choose League Basics.

League Basics

League Basics contains essential policy and organizational information applicable to every local and state League. League Basics offers advice, guidelines and more detailed information to help leaders develop specific methods of operation to enable a League to accomplish its goals.

Facebook Posting Guide for Local & State Leagues

Facebook is a way to communicate with our members and the public at large. Through a Facebook page, you can engage the public to becoming more involved with your League, and move them up the ladder of engagement.