About Membership

You, along with our nearly 300 Alachua County League members can make our electoral system better by:  engaging voters and protecting their right to vote, educating the citizenry on important issues, learning about how our government works and making it work better.

You can participate in our working committees, attend events, organize forums on current issues, coordinate candidate forums, lobby on behalf of LWV issues, and receive The Voter, our newsletter.

Why Join the League?

Empower voters and help protect their right to vote.

Educate and inform citizens on current issues and the political process.

Study current issues with other League members and advocate on these issues.

Learn hands-on about civics education, community issues, our government, the political process, and more...

Work to ensure that ALL votes are counted and ALL voices are heard. Preserve our constitutional rights. Help bring positive, lasting change in our communities.

Join the LWV

Add your voice to the LWV and become a member! Membership dues are critical to supporting the LWV's work at the local, state and national levels.

JOIN THE LWV ONLINE NOW

Join the LWV by Mail

  1. Download and complete the Membership Form
  2. Mail completed form, along with dues check to:
LWVAC Membership & Dues
PO Box 15285
Gainesville, FL 32604-5285
(Please make checks payable to: LWVAC)

OR Send us an email (to membership@lwv-alachua.org) and we will mail you a membership form.

Membership Rates

The LWV has various membership levels. Member dues support the local LWV Chapter (Alachua County/ Gainesville), the State of Florida LWV Chapter, and the National LWV of the United States.

  • Individual - $52
  • Student - $26
  • Household - $78 (two members at the same address)
  • Susan B Anthony - $102 ($52 membership + $50 contribution)
  • Household with one Susan B. Anthony membership - $128
  • Household with two Susan B. Anthony memberships - $178

Why are there dues?

Your dues support the local, state, and national chapters of the LWV (respectively - LWV of Alachua County/Gainesville, LWV of Florida and LWV of the United States). The Local dues support educational programs of local issues, candidate forums, and voter outreach. The State dues support the state education and advocacy programs, state voter guides, a part-time executive director and a part-time lobbyist. The National dues support the national education and advocacy programs, an executive director and staff in our D.C. office. That's alot of education and advocacy for your dues!

Dues and contributions are not tax-deductible. To give a tax-deductible gift, please make your check out to LWV Florida Education Fund, write "LWVAC" on the memo line, and send to LWVAC Treasurer, Box 15285, Gainesville, FL 32604.

Donate

Your dues support not only the local league activities, they also help defray staff costs and outreach activities at the state and national offices. Locally, we retain about $5 of the dues you pay, so donations are most helpful to support our interns, forum expenses, Voter Guides, and webpage etc.

 

Dues and contributions are not tax-deductible. To give a tax-deductible gift, please make your check out to LWV Florida Education Fund, write "LWVAC" on the memo line, and send to LWVAC Treasurer, Box 15285, Gainesville, FL 32604.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (1-800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. OUR REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH1810.