As a member of the League of Women Voters, you belong to a network on the city, county, state and national levels, which is committed to making democracy work. Whether you have time to be an active volunteer or simply want to show your support, you will be part of a movement working toward active engagement of citizens in their government. Membership in the League provides skill-building experience and opportunities in:
advocacy and change agency
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 16 and above. Our diversity of members make a visible difference by serving as community leaders using their experience to create positive, lasting changes in our communities.
Why should I join?
Through your participation in the League, you will contribute valuable service to the community, gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics, discover new interests, develop new skills and earn about crucial issues in your local community, make professional contact and develop friendships as you meet others in the League who share your interests.
What do I get?
You automatically become a member of the city of Alameda, Alameda County InterLeague Organization, LWV California and LWV of the United States. You will receive their biweekly “eblasts” or email updates along with the newsletter from the League of Women Voters-Alameda publication called the Voter which is published six times a 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 much time does it take?
It is up to you! Many members choose to support the League only with their annual dues. Your membership alone give 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 committee, join a group study, or listening to a panel of experts at a forum or just reading about them in one of our publications or volunteering for a single event. We also have projects can range from an hour at home to any length desired.
What are annual membership fees?
Individual: $70, Family or household $97, Student (full time and age 16 and or older): Free (mail-in membership only) Printed and Mailed VOTER Newsletter Fee $10 (mail-in only). (Electronic Newsletter is free.) Dues assistance is available for those with limited income. Contact: (510) 865-2439 or email our Membership Chair. The League of Women Voters of Alameda is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, (Tax ID 94-265-0856). For more information please email our Membership Chair.
I still have questions?
You're welcome to contact us online, by phone, email, or snail mail. Visit our Contact Us page for the information.
How do I join?
It's easy! Just two steps: 1) complete and SUBMIT the online membership form and 2) pay online by clicking the SHOP button. You'll be directed to PayPal where you can pay with credit card or PayPal. (If paying by check, you can just SUBMIT your online form and skip the shopping section.)