The League of Women Voters is a highly-respected, non-partisan grassroots organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our local chapter has been serving our communities and continues to grow. We work to keep our democracy healthy and vibrant through many activities:
- Local high schools: We visit the area high schools twice a year, in the spring and the fall to register students who have reached voting age.
- New Hope Farmer’s Market: We have a booth twice a year, once in July and once in September to offer voter registration.
- Citizenship ceremonies: We attend citizenship opportunities to assist new citizens with their voter registration.
- We coordinate and support candidate forums prior to elections.
Connect with Other Organizations
- We work with other Leagues and voting rights organizations to put on voter education and community programs.
- In general, we are member-supported through membership dues, an annual plant sale, and a holiday silent auction. The silent auction funds are donated to local nonprofits. Last year, we purchased school supplies for kids in need.
- The Board Meetings happen once a month, but the meetings are open to all members. There is a kickoff meeting in the fall, a holiday party, an annual meeting early in the year, book club meeting, holiday party, June potluck, and the July planning meeting.
- As a member you receive a chapter newsletter five times a year, which includes upcoming events, announcements, and other useful information. You will also receive notices from the state and federal organization about legislation, calls to action, and legislative updates.