The League of Women Voters of Winchester prides itself on being an integral part of the Winchester Community. We strive to make valuable contributions to the town and its residents. There are several personal reasons to join an organization. We hope that you will consider joining the LWV Winchester. Please read more below to: learn about the benefits of membership, to read basic membership information and to read over our policies. (Click here for a PDF file of our Membership Brochure.)

How the LWVW Contributes to the Community

  • Leads voter registration drives in Winchester and nearby communities
  • Organizes candidate forums at local and state levels
  • Arranges events for voters to hear opposing views on current issues
  • Hosts consensus studies to shape national League positions
  • Partners with other groups in town
  • Presents an annual Civic Leadership Award
  • Provides an annual luncheon to thank town employees.

As a member, you will...

  • gain experience in consensus-building and leadership
  • Become educated on local, state, and national issues
  • Meet and work with civic leaders and local officials
  • Interact with members of your community
  • Pursue interests of concern to you
  • Meet other involved residents in asocial setting
  • Advocate for current pressing topics
  • Develop practical and professional skills.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Any citizen, man or woman, of the United States at least 16 years of age who subscribes to the purpose and policies of the League of Women Voters is eligible for membership. When a person joins a local League, she or he also becomes a member of the LWV of Massachusetts and the LWV of the United States.  League members work on local, state, and national governmental issues through their local League.

The annual individual membership dues of the League of Women Voters of Winchester are $65. A substantial portion of these dues support the State and National Leagues. Our local programing costs are supported by the remaining portion of member dues and occasional fund-raising projects.These expenses include the vote banner, communication costs, and supplies for events. You may send a check payable to "League of Women Voters of Winchester" to P.O.Box 1033, Winchester, MA 01890, Attn: Membership. We now also accept payments online. To join online click here.


POLICIES

DIVERSITY POLICY

In both principles and practices, the League of Women Voters of Winchester will promote inclusion. There should be no barrier based on race, ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, physical challenges, age, or class in leadership, membership, or participation in any League sponsored activity. The Winchester League acknowledges that pluralism and diverse perspectives are necessary for responsible and representative decision-making. The League welcomes diversity of all kinds, and pledges to promote an appreciation of the differences among us, visible and invisible.

VOTER SERVICE POLICY

Through its Voters Service, the League provides non-partisan information on the structure and function of government and on voting procedures, election issues, and candidates.

ADVOCACY POLICY

The League may take action on governmental measures and policies in the public interest. The League gives sustained attention to issues chosen by its members and takes concerted action on these issues. It does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. Members are encouraged to work as individuals in political parties, although those doing so may not be either President or Chair of Voters Services of a local League.
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P.O. Box 1033
Winchester, Massachusetts 01890

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