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 give a friend or family member a gift membership, please click Gift Memberships in LWV Portland.
- 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- 2020-21
You can join the League via PayPal or credit card by clicking the “Pay Now” button below.
For the 2020-21 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2020, LWV of Portland membership dues are $80/person or $120/household. Low-Income 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 2020-21, $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.
When you join online via PayPal or credit card, please fill out the online Member Information and Interest Form too. (Note: the amount shown by PayPal includes a ~3% fee that is added by PayPal.)
You can avoid the PayPal fee by mailing a check in with your membership form.
To join by mail as a new member or renew your membership by mail, please print and fill out our Membership and Volunteer Form 2020-21 and mail it with your check to:
PO Box 3491, Portland OR 97208-3491
We invite YOU to volunteer to help with our projects, both large and small! Check the activities that interest you on the printable Membership 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.