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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh!

"Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy."

The LWV, a nonpartisan grassroots political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  The LWV is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.



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Anyone aged 16 and older may become a voting member of the League.  Join Us!

LWVPGH yearly fees, which include membership at the local, state , and national levels, are:

  • $60.00 for a primary member
  • $30.00 for a second household member
  • $30.00 for a full-time student

Membership also includes an electronic subscription to LWVPGH weekly email blasts and the monthly VOTER newsletter, as well as newsletters and information from LWVPA and LWVUS. Please follow LWVPGH on Facebook,  Twitter, and Instagram for timely updates.

LWVPGH is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, so fees and donations are tax deductible and eligible for employer matching funds. Most of the membership fees we collect must be paid to LWVUS and LWVPA to support their important activities, and we retain only about $8.00 per member locally. We appreciate any additional donations from members to help us finance our local activities and expenses. Donate  


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Get Involved!

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1. Volunteer
Volunteer in the Community -- Upcoming Events

In-person volunteering events are back, and LWVPGH will be providing voter registration services at several community events.   Find an event that fits your schedule.

Check the calendar for details and sign-up information.  


Upcoming Events
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer from Home -- Flexible and Remote Volunteer Opportunities
 
Volunteer task
Description
To get involved, contact:

New Member Welcome
Contact new LWVPGH members and help introduce them to the League.
Judy Diorio,
membership@lwvpgh.org
Vote411 research
Help track down and compile contact information for local candidates.
Annette Shimer,
vote411@lwvpgh.org


2. Join a Committee
Voter Service Committee meetings are held online on the first Tuesday of each month, and all members are welcome to attend!  It's a great way to meet fellow members and find a way to get involved.    Log in to the website to access meeting Zoom links on the web calendar, or contact Judy Clack at  voterservice@lwvpgh.org to be added to the email list.    There are several subcommittees that meet on their own schedules.  For details, see the list below.
Voter Service Subcommittees -- Members, log into the website for details and contact information.  Member Login Help
Candidate Forums - Help Wanted!
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 plans, produces and promotes candidate forums prior to all elections.  All forums are now held on Zoom. 
-finds candidate contact information, updates invitation letter and ground rules agreement, communicates with candidate or campaign manager.
-assigns moderator, timer, and two Zoom hosts, and hold rehearsals for LWVPGH volunteers and candidates.


Civic Education in Schools and Community

-creates and delivers a classroom presentation on civic participation and voter registration for high school and college/university classrooms.

-creates educational resources such as infographics, video tutorials, and lesson plans for school and community groups.


Vote411 Committee -Help Wanted!
- compiles contact info for candidates countywide, drafts questions, and follows up to collect and post responses on vote411.org

Naturalization Commitee - Help Wanted!
-provides a voter registration team at area Naturalization ceremonies, and 
presents a speech welcoming new citizens, giving a brief outline of the right to vote in the US, and explaining the registration and voting process.  
-distributes voter registration materials, and helps the new citizens to complete their applications.  


College and University Outreach - Help Wanted!
- develops contacts with Student Services at local universities to provide tailored voter education and registration information to students.

Food Pantry Committee - Help Wanted!
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designs and prints voter registration and education information prior to each election; prepares packets of documents for delivery to food pantries for public distribution.

Religious Community Outreach - Help Wanted!

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develops contacts with faith-based communities; distributes a series of election and voter education information prior to all elections.

Senior Subsidized Housing Outreach - Help Wanted!
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provides voting information in a way that meets the needs of seniors. Emails, large font printed materials, videos, and in person presentations are some of the ways the committee reaches out to seniors.  The committee is also building connections with local non-partisan groups to spread the information further and to advise seniors of local voting events.

Public Access TV Outreach

- Compiles information in link form to send to public access station managers--these can be recordings of candidate forums, or other non-partisan video content.  (We will try to make some videos along with the Civic Education committee.)

More Committees -- Members, log into the website for details and contact information.

 Advocacy -Help Wanted! 

 -identifies advocacy goals at the state and local level, determines priorities and actions, designs calls to action for LWVPGH members


 Membership Commitee - Help wanted! 

-We reach out to all new members and help orient them to the League. We encourage membership renewals, help with the membership directory, and develop correspondence and information to be shared with our new and renewing members. We recruit new members, with emphasis on our DEI efforts, and we seek to personally contact all new members.


 Education - Help Wanted! 

-studies and advocates on issues relating to public education policy, such as school funding, discipline policies, charter and cyber schools.  New members are needed.

 Social Media 

-plans and develops posts for the LWVPGH Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram accounts; promotes LWVPGH events and educational materials; reposts election and advocacy information from LWVPA and partnering organizations.


Website Support 

-plans and develops new web content, and maintains the calendars, blogs, election information, and member services on the website.


3. Join the Book Club

The LWVPGH Non-Fiction Book Club meets on the third Friday of each month and welcomes new members.   Each month the group discusses a single, group-selected book. Occasionally it settles on a topic with members selecting their own reading.

Subscribe to the "Book Report" blog to keep up with this group, or contact Joan Cucinotta for more information.
Recent Blogs
Book Club News and Reviews
Organizational Documents
Bylaws, Annual Reports, etc...
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Annual Meeting Workbook June 2020

Annual Meeting Workbook June 2021