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League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
6737 W Washington St., Ste. 2218
Milwaukee, WI 53214
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Why Should I Join?
Why Should I Join?

By joining League and participating as a member, you will:

  • support our work to empower voters and defend democracy
  • 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 learn about crucial issues in your community
  • make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships as you meet others in League who share your interests




OPEN DOOR MEMBERSHIP:

Dues are self-determined beginning at $5 per year for one Primary Membership with limited income.

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What is the commitment level?
What is the commitment level?

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.


STUDENT MEMBERSHIP:

$5 per year or any student at any educational level and at least 16 years of age.

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What Will I Get With My Membership?
What Will I Get With My Membership?

When you join LWVMC you add your voice to the powerful force of League members from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.


Dues include membership in our Milwaukee County League (LWVMC) as well as the state (LWVWI), Lake Michigan region (LWVLMR), Upper Mississippi River Region (LWVUMRR) and national (LWVUS) Leagues.


Members are subscribed to email communications including program updates, action alerts and event invitations from LWVMC and LWVWI.


Members also receive a subscription to our local newsletter, The Voter (published every other month), and the LWVWI newsletter, Forward.




INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP:

$75 per year for one Primary Member.

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How Can I Pay for my Membership Dues? (including pay by check)
How Can I Pay for my Membership Dues? (including pay by check)

You can pay dues with a credit card or check. If you are more comfortable signing up on paper (and pay with check), you can print a New Member Form and mail it in with a check.


SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP:

$110 per year for one Primary Member. These memberships help sustain our Open Door Memberships.

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What is Difference of the Membership Types: Individual, Sustaining, and Centennial?
What is Difference of the Membership Types: Individual, Sustaining, and Centennial?

Each of these membership types (Individual, Sustaining, and Centennial) provide the same membership, however, the membership types that cost more are able to help support the league in ways we could not otherwise. The Sustaining and Centennial memberships help sustain our open door members and helps support the league in its mission above the Individual membership level.


HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIP:

$120 per year for one Primary and one Additional Member.


CENTENNIAL MEMBERSHIP:

$180 per year for one Primary Member. The Milwaukee County League retains $105 more than compared to Individual Membership. These memberships help support the organization.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What About Honorary Lifetime Membership?
What About Honorary Lifetime Membership?

We love our Honorary Lifetime Members! If your have been a member of any League for 50+ years grants lifetime membership in the Milwaukee County state, regional and national Leagues. No annual dues or renewal are required. Any funds you send are retained to support the work of the Milwaukee County League. You have the option of selecting this membership when you sign up online or through the paper form.

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Does my Membership Dues Stay in my Local Community?
Does my Membership Dues Stay in my Local Community?

Yes! But also no. With each membership level, that full amount does NOT all stay with the Milwaukee County League (including Waukesha branch). Our league actually only keeps 11%-35% of the amount, the remaining goes towards the leagues costs for membership to include all local, state, regional and national dues.


See the chart below to get a better understanding of where membership dues go. We are grateful for our members to help lead the League!



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I Need Help Joining or Have a Question About Membership
I Need Help Joining or Have a Question About Membership

If you would like assistance with the sign-up process or if you have questions, please contact member.info@lwvmilwaukee.org or 414-273-8683. 


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy:

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.


There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.


Taken from LWVUS Statement on DEI