Making Democracy Work

Getting Involved in the League

Getting involved without being overwhelmed.

How to get involved. What to do if you don't have much time.

LWVNH Local Leagues

Local Leagues are groups of League members from specific New Hampshire regions, cities or towns. Local League meetings focus on policy and governmental issues concerning the local area but also act on state and national issues. Local Leagues' voter education and voter service efforts will generally serve the citizens of that region, city or town. However, members may join any unit they like and are not restricted to their geographical region.

Meetings are held on varying schedules. They are intended to increase members' knowledge about policy and governmental issues, arrive at League positions on policy, and determine what courses of action are needed to put these policies in effect. One need not attend local League meetings to be a member. Participation via response to "calls for action" is also very important.

More information about League of Women Voters of New Hampshire Units can be found here. Information on League of Women Voters of New Hampshire membership can be found here.

Greater Nashua area unit formed summer 2015

Do you live in Nashua or the nearby towns? League members Sylvia Gale and Jan Schmidt have started a Facebook page . Visit the page if you are interested, or contact Sylvia or Jan. The group is busily doing voter service work this year, and has held several meetings that have generated interest in League support and membership. All interested women and men are welcome at their events.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many avenues of participating in League activities. Possibilities range from working on voter service projects, administering events, developing publications, helping in the League office during elections, fundraising, writing emails and letters to legislators, making phone calls, or even working on a web page or Facebook page. There is something for everyone! Once you become a member, you will learn of specific opportunities through your local League or the New Hampshire Voter, the E-newsletter of the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire sent about 9 times a year.

No Time?

The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire maintains a guilt-free policy for its members. You can join and participate as much, or as little, as you like. Many active members were inactive for years, then increased their participation as their lives changed. Membership dues of both active and less active members make possible continuing projects at the state and national levels.

Non-members can support the activities of the League as well. Send us an email via the membership/president category of our website and we'll put you on our emailing list. Your response to action alerts helps us greatly.

Travel with the League

Love traveling? Want to explore other parts of the world with like-minded travelers, learn about other cultures, foreign history, exotic places not usually reached by tours? Travel Concepts International is a long-established company started by a League of Women Voters member. Check out their interesting and exciting trip options. If you sign up for a trip through this League's link, the LWV New Hampshire will benefit financially.