The League Update

The League Update


The League offers a wide variety of educational programs and events for its members and guests. Most are open to the public.



Vote411  The League Update May 7, 2020


VOTE 411 has been nominated for 2 WEBBY Awards! Congratulations! Winners will be announced on May 19. 

Registration for Convention will open by early next week. The cost of registration will be $50, and at this time will be open to delegates only. A plan for non-delegates to observe the proceedings is still being worked on, and more information will be announced soon. While you wait, please review the following that has been posted to the League Management Site 

      • Zoom Meeting  - Team Building and Facilitating on Digital Platforms Training, May 21st from 3:00 PM - 4:00 pm ET
      • Census Action Kit Updates
      • Census and Redistricting  - Webinar, Wed, May 27, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
      • Click here for the full Update.


LWVUS  The League Update April 23, 2020

The LWVUS Board and staff have been observing the COVID-19 pandemic closely and considering how it could impact our upcoming 54th LWVUS Convention. This was far from an easy decision but with the health and safety of our members as our primary concern, we have decided to transition Convention to a virtual event.  

      • CEO, Virginia Kase was announced as a board member of the Democracy Initiative, a coalition of organizations working toward a bright future in which all Americans participate fully and freely in the democratic process.
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Feb Update  The League Update February 27, 2020

Our 100th birthday celebration was a major success! The 339 Leagues who participated in our Day of Action hosted 396 events that attracted over 100,110 people to celebrate our centennial. 

      • Tuesday, March 3rd, is Super Tuesday! Several states and territories will be holding their presidential primaries and caucuses on Tuesday. Please continue to encourage residents in your area to use these for their voting needs! 
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jan3 update  The League Update January 3, 2020

Continuing our countdown to the League’s 100th birthday celebration, we are only 42 days away from our historic Women Power the Vote Day of Action!


Nov21 update The League Update, November 19, 2019

Since our founding, LWV has attracted a tenacious and powerful membership focused on realizing the potential of our democracy. In line with the fact that we were born from the suffrage movement, the theme of our 100th anniversary year is Women Power the Vote.

Click here to read more from Chris Carson.


Nov7 update The League Update, November 7, 2019

A few words from Chris Carson...

As we look forward, 2020 is just around the corner—and so much exciting work with it. With primaries and the League’s 100th birthday only weeks away, I know many of you have already been planning for our packed year ahead. The national office has been hard at work creating tools and resources to help make 2020 a successful year for all Leagues around the country.

To that end, I want to remind you about a resource we created last year that acts as a comprehensive guide for all the support LWVUS provides for Leagues. The Guide to Services LWVUS Provides to Leagues is available on the front page of the League Management Site. It includes descriptions and helpful information for League members looking for support from the national office.

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The League of Women Voters on Thursday launched a "multi-million-dollar, multi-year" effort to end discriminatory gerrymandering, the practice of drawing electoral maps for political gain. The group announced plans to spend $500,000 this year alone.

A letter from our leadership team concerning this issue can be read PDF iconhere.

Additional information on this topic can be found at:


Nov24 update The League Update, October 24, 2019

A few words from Chris Carson...

Last week the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing on voting rights and election administration in the U.S. We were so proud to have LWV CEO Virginia Kase deliver testimony on a panel featuring some additional outstanding civil rights organization leaders. "It is the duty of government to protect the rights of voters and to encourage participation in our political system, not create barriers that prevent participation,” Virginia told the Subcommittee. Watch or read her full testimony here.

Click here for the full Update.