Become a member and help us with: Empowering Voters. Defending democracy.
Anyone age 16 and over is eligible to join the League. We encourage men, as well as women, 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.
- 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- 2021-22
For the 2020-21 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2021, 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.
Half of all membership dues are tax-deductible. That is, for 2021-22, $40 of each individual’s dues and $60 of each two-person household’s dues will be deposited in the Education Fund and will be tax-deductible if you itemize charitable contributions.
To join by mail as a new member or renew your membership by mail, please print and fill out our print Membership Form and an optional form about your interests in Informational and Volunteer Opportunities.
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 Informational and Volunteer Opportunities. too. (Note: the amount shown by PayPal includes a ~4% fee that is added by PayPal.)
We invite YOU to volunteer to help with our projects, both large and small! Check the activities that interest you on the printable Volunteer Opportunities form, or click here to volunteer online with our Member Information and 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. See the list of our 2019-2020 volunteers here.
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.
Make a non-tax-deductible donation to support the Portland League’s advocacy efforts, membership services and operations.
Make a tax-deductible donation to support the Portland League’s voter service and civic education programs.