Membership and Local League Active Associate

The mission of the League of Women Voters is to encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League works at the national, state, and local levels in all fifty states plus the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.

Membership is managed by the local Leagues, who forward a large part of your membership dues to the state and national organizations that in turn provide full time staff and resources to help the local Leagues be effective in their local areas and also lobby the legislature or Congress for state and national issues that are too big for local Leagues to influence alone.

Thus, becoming a member of your local League makes you a contributing member of your state League and the National League.

Basic membership covers our state and national League obligations and our own local expenses. Our membership year, like our fiscal year, runs from July 1 to June 30, and dues are not prorated. Basic membership is $90 for individuals and $45 for each additional member living in the same household.

Individuals who are able to support the League's mission at a level beyond covering our basic expenses are encouraged to become members at the $150 Mission Support level.

The LWVSJC doesn’t want anyone interested in becoming or continuing to be an actively engaged member to not join or renew their membership based on our dues rates. If our basic dues rates are a barrier to membership, you may choose the $45 Reduced Rate Option, recognizing that financial circumstances may change in the future.

You can also support the San Joaquin County League as a Friend of the League ($30) without membership privileges such as voting at business meetings or serving on the Board, and still attend all League activities and receive notifications of activities and our newsletter while recognizing our work in the community.

Student membership is free for individuals 16 or older who are enrolled either full or part time in an accredited educational institution. Use this page to join or renew as a student.

There are two ways you can choose to pay:

  • Fill in the form, print it, and mail it with your personal check.
  • Online - Fill in the form below and pay via PayPal. Note: you don't need a PayPal account. You can pay via credit or debit card.

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