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Become a member and help us with: Empowering Voters. Defending democracy.

Anyone age 16 and over is eligible to join the League. We encourage all people (including, but not only, women voters) to become members. The LWV is a grassroots organization. Members may fully participate in League activities and help decide on League priorities. Some  meetings are open only to members and invited guests.

To join the League of Women Voters of Portland or renew your membership, please click Join LWV.

To give a friend or family member a gift membership, please click Gift Memberships in LWV Portland.

To learn about volunteer opportunities for League members, please click here.


Members receive:
    • a monthly newsletter
    • comprehensive voting information before every election
    • invitations to meetings with leaders in the Portland community
    • the chance to join a “Discussion Unit”  (small discussion groups of members who discuss current issues and influence LWV policies and priorities). Read more about these Discussion Unit groups here.
    • opportunities to study issues in depth as part of an official LWV Interest Group or a formal LWV Study. Read about LWV Studies here.
    • mentoring to sharpen our skills for learning, communicating, and advocating about public policies in our communities, state and nation.

Membership Dues- 2023-24

For the 2023-24 fiscal year, beginning July  1, 2023, LWV of Portland membership dues are $80/person or $120/tw0-person household. Subsidized individual memberships are $45 for those who cannot afford $80. All high school, college or university student memberships are $5.

Each year in July, current members receive a reminder about renewing their memberships. However, new members who join after February 1 have paid their dues through June of the following year.

Membership dues are not tax-deductible. They pay for part of our services for members, office expenses, and advocacy and educational activities.

To join by mail as a new member or renew your membership by mail, please print and fill out our print Membership Form. You are invited to also tell us about your interests by completing a short Participation Form and/or our Volunteer Interest Form.

Mail these forms with your check to: LWV of Portland, PO Box 3491, Portland OR 97208-3491

When you join online via PayPal or credit card, please fill out the online form with your contact information and interests in participating and volunteering.  (Note: the amount shown by PayPal includes a ~4% fee that is added by PayPal.)

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We invite YOU to volunteer to help with our projects, both large and small! Check the activities that interest you on the printable Volunteer Interest Form, or click here to volunteer online with our  Participation and Volunteer Interest Form. You will have the opportunity to sharpen your skills in leadership, communications, research, public speaking and more. We are very grateful to the volunteers who help us with education and/or advocacy to improve our communities and our democracy.


The League of Women Voters of Portland relies on donations from people like you to fund our voter education and advocacy activities.  Your gift will extend our volunteers’ efforts to empower citizens, inform voters, and make democracy work. If you are already a member of the League–thank you!–but know that the bulk of your membership dues go to the state and national Leagues for their important work, whereas your donation will stay here in Portland.

Advocacy Fund

Make a non-tax-deductible donation to support the Portland League’s advocacy efforts, membership services and operations.

Education Fund

Make a tax-deductible donation to support the Portland League’s voter service and community education programs.

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