Make a difference with League!



League members "rocked the house" when LWVIA held their annual leadership meeting on August 10, 2019, at Grinnell College. Several participants were new to League and became enthusiastic members following this workshop.


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. We encourage individuals to join local Leagues where you can attend local educational meetings, participate in local advocacy efforts, and help with voter registration drives. Membership dues in the local League includes membership in state and national League of Women Voters. Membership dues are not tax-deductible.


To become a League member by joining a local League, see local League listings for Iowa:


If there is not a local League in your area, you can become a Member-At-Large by clicking on the Buy Now button below.


Members-At-Large receive benefits including:

  • Communications from LWVIA, such as The Voter, messages from our lobbyist, and informational emails, as well as all communications from LWVUS, such as League updates and Action Alerts;

  • Participation in any LWVIA events, such as Issues Briefings and Lobby Days at the Capital;

  • Participation in any local League events where travel is possible; 

  • Participation in League State studies and/or service on State committees; 

  • Attendance at State Conventions (odd-numbered years) and Council (even-numbered years), with the possibility of being a voting delegate; and

  • Attendance at National Conventions (even-numbered years), with the possibility of being a voting delegate.


Local League volunteers provide many skills to help make League a vital part of the community. Registering voters is a critical component for Local Leagues who register hundreds of new voters annually.  Here, League of Women Voters of Johnson County member Syndy Conger registers voters at the 2014 Johnson County Fair.


  • work with League voter registration activities

  • make calls to members

  • attend naturalization ceremonies and register new citizens to vote

  • observe with League Observation Corps activities

  • attend League educational meetings and legislative forums



Legislative forums and educational meetings run by Leagues tend to be well attended due to the stellar reputation of League for being nonpartisan, politically civil, and fact-based.  Your donation can offset the costs incurred for organizing, publicizing, and running these meetings. Here, the Ames League holds a candidate forum for state legislative offices.


Support the work of League through your donation.  Your contribution to the League of Women Voters of Iowa Educational Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is tax deductible.  Or you can support the League's action priorities with your contribution to the League of Women Voters of Iowa which is not tax-deductible. A donation check needs to indicate whether the contribution is for the Education Fund (the tax deductible option) or for the General Fund (the non-tax-deductible option).

To donate to League, send a check along with your name, address, phone, and email to LWVIA Treasurer:

Linda Meloy

605 Larch Lane

Iowa City Ia 52245

Or use the PayPal Donate button here:


Thank you for your support!

We encourage all prospective members to review League Bylaws and to specifically read carefully the League Non-partisan Policy as part of an orientation to the organization on page 4 of League Basics, and also in Article II, Section 2, "Political Policy," of the LWVUS ByLaws.

Information source on Members-at-Large: - Bylaws, particularly Article III Section 2., a.2., Article VI Section 2.; and Article VIII Section 2. b. and c. and Section 4.

For questions about membership, MALs or non-partisanship: Contact the LWVIA Treasurer