Questions About Joining?

Questions About Joining?

Why should I join?

Through participation in League, you will

  • receive an informative newsletter ten times a year
  • support a lobby for good government; maybe even lobby yourself!
  • help register voters
  • make new professional contacts
  • develop lasting friendships as you meet others in League who share your interests
  • represent the League at local government meetings
  • learn about important issues in our community and
  • support the National League that stands up for good government on a national scale

How much time does it take?

It's up to you! Many members choose to support the League only with their annual dues. Your membership alone gives us the political influence needed to build a voice for citizens and a force for change. We cover a broad spectrum of issues and concerns; you may choose to become involved in one or more of them by actively participating in a group study, or listening to a panel of experts at a meeting or just reading about them in one of our publications. We always can use more help with one of our committees. See the What We Do / Volunteer Opportunities page for specific suggestions.

How much does it cost?

A single basic membership is $55 for the July 2019-2020 fiscal year. Household memberships for two people are $82.50. Note that long-term members who've been in the League for 50 years or more pay no annual dues. 

Great news! Starting in July 2019, student membership (formerly $15) in the LWVNCC is free. 

If the annual dues cause a hardship for you, inquire about scholarships. We may be able to sponsor or subsidize your membership.

What do I get?

You automatically become a member of LWV Delaware and LWV of the United States. You will receive their publications along with the newsletter from the New Castle County League of Women Voters called The VOTER which is published 10 times each year. You will have the knowledge that you are adding your voice to a powerful force of members from all 50 states, Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.

How do I join?

You can join at any time of year. If you join the League between January 1st and June 30th of any year, your membership dues will cover the fiscal year beginning July 1st of that year.

You may fill out the online membership form, and then either send a check in to the office or pay online usng PayPal. A $2 convenience fee will be added to standard memberships purchased online; this covers our cost to use the PayPal system.

Alternatively, you may print out our PDF iconmembership application form, fill it out and send it in with your check.

Who are the members?

Membership in the League of Women Voters, the most respected and effective grassroots organization in the country, is open to men and women of all ages.

Our members make a visible difference by serving as community leaders using their experience to create positive, lasting change in our communities.

To hear current members of the League of Women Voters of New Castle County share their stories, please click on the video below.

Can I give a membership as a gift?

Yes! Consider making a gift of membership to a special person in your life.

  • A daughter, son, spouse or partner  - The community needs everyone's participation in order to be a strong, safe, fair and vibrant place to live. You can add a member of your household for only $25.50 more than what you've already paid for your individual membership. If the person is a student the cost is only $15.
  • A friend - You love the League; a friend who loves the same things you do will probably also love it.
  • A colleague at work - Together we can effect change on the local, state and national levels.
  • A recently retired or just about to be retired friend or colleague - Retirement doesn't need to mean the end of productivity. Retirement offers us the time to work to make things better in our community and in our nation.

Give a gift now!  Order online or using the attached Membership Gift Form to share the good.

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