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Council - 2022
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LWVUS Impact On Issues
About the League
Indiana Suffrage History
Oral League Histories
State Board Resources
An introduction to the League written by the LWVUS which provides an overview of governance, non-partisanship, finance, programming and positions, communication and membership.
(Note: Although this document is now somewhat dated and some of the links no longer work, the principles remain the same)
New Board Member Orientation
Helpful advice to new board members on how to transition to effective board participation.
Duties of Officers
Policies and Procedures
Conflict of Interest and Political Activity
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Communication and Meetings
Debates and Forums
Liaison with Local Leagues
How the Education Fund operates, how to deposit donations, and how to request funds
Other organizations that the LWVIN supports and participates in their activities
Information for planning various events
Strategic Planning Worksheets
Downloadable MS Word format
A monograph on suggested best practices for state and local leagues from the LWVUS
A listing of terms and abbreviations frequently used within the League
A monograph on effective fundraising from the LWVUS
LWVUS Transformation Roadmap
The LWVUS is in the process of reevaluating several of its processes and goals. Follow these links to information on their website.
Transformation Roadmap - Progress and Continuing Strategic Goals
Leaders Guide to LWVUS Program Planning 2022-2024
Program planning is the grassroots process of recommending and selecting governmental issues for study and agreement in reaching a position.
During January and February 2022, local and state Leagues will conduct program planning and make program recommendations in a general membership meeting or a board meeting. Leagues are also asked to share information on how their work will impact the Campaign for Making Democracy Work® as well as identify LWVUS positions that they intend to use in education and lobbying.
This is a hallmark of the League of Women Voters grassroots’ role in study and action.
2021-2023 LWVIN Program
Adopted at Convention May 1, 2021
LWV Indiana Position Page
LWVIN Nonpartisanship Policy - July 2019
The League takes action on governmental measures and policies in the public interest. However, it shall not support or oppose any political party or candidate.
Members should read this policy carefully.
(from Policies and Procedures)
(downloadable Excel format)
Expense Report for LWVIN business
To file report online,
(you must be logged on)
Download the pdf nomination form to recommend someone for the state board or committees.
Advocacy Vs Lobbying -LWVUS Whitepaper
A white paper from the LWVUS provides guidance
must be logged in to view)
Please note: If you find any inaccuracies, please email
Local League Leadership
Description of program, goals and suggestions
Liaison Report Template
Download in word format
LWVIN Past Presidents
View list of the past presidents of the LWVIN
LWV United States
Language and best practices state and local Leagues are encouraged to use for public outreach when working on LWVUS priority issues.
LWVUS Impact on Issues 2020-2022
A Guide to Public Policy Positions from the national League
Congressional Interview Guide and Materials - January 2021
The League is releasing our revamped congressional interview program: Rep the League! The start of the 117th Congress this January provides League advocates with an extra opportunity to connect with freshman and returning lawmakers.
Other Issue Tools In Depth
From advancing health care to protecting the environment, voters care about many issues. Use these tools to promote our goals of social and economic justice as well as the health and safety of all Americans.
Policies and Guidelines
Tools to assist Leagues in understanding operating procedures, onboarding new leadership, and implementing new processes.
Guidance for Leagues about Nonpartisanship and Partnerships
It is important to recognize that while the League’s activities to influence public policy are not partisan by default, the public’s understanding and perception of partisanship changes throughout history and is directly impacted by current events as well as geographic and regional dynamics. Additionally, those who oppose the reforms and issues the League is working on may claim the League’s efforts are partisan to control how the League exercises its influence and power. This does not mean the League should curtail its advocacy or limit the public policy issues it works to influence, but rather be mindful of the external environment when deciding how, when, and with whom to engage in public policy activities.
This is especially true as Leagues evaluate whether, and how, to partner with different organizations.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
View guidance from the LWVUS
Exercising Our Power - Navigating c3 and c 4 organizations
A monograph from the LWVUS discussing functions and limits of 501c3 and 501c4 organizations (2019)
Bylaws - LWV United States
New League Starter Kit
White paper from LWVUS provides guidance on creating a new local league. Includes information on suggest bylaws, nonpartisan and DEI policies, monetary procedures. (revised 2017)
Starting a Local League
View online guidance from the LWVUS about starting a new local league
Patsy Hoyer Remembrance