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Membership in the League of Women Voters (LWV), 100 years strong and one of the most respected and effective nonpartisan grassroots organizations in the country, adds your voice to empowering women, educating voters and defending democracy.


Who are League Members?

We are an inclusive group that values and encourages diversity in ideas, identities and political persuasions.  We welcome new members age 16 and older of all races, genders, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds.  We seek to expand our diversity in order to broaden our perspective and better serve all communities.

What are the Guiding Principles of the League?

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.  We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

While securing voter rights is our foundational endeavor, we have expanded our advocacy to fulfill our civic duties of devising good governance. Our volunteers work year-round to register voters, secure fair elections, host community forums and debates, provide voters with election information and protect voter rights. 

We engage at the local and state levels on legislative issues.  After study and member agreement, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

Membership Levels

Individual:  $70/year or $7.00/month

Perfect for the advocate interested in making an impact in our democracy. We cover Kansas City, Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties.

Household: $105/year or $10/month

Your entire family can access the League's resources and participate in our events and policy efforts.

Student:  $8.00/year

Open to full-time students age 16 and older. 

Mentor:  $170/year or $15.00/month  (includes individual or family membership)

You're a devoted steward of our area’s democracy.

Champion: $340/year or $30.00/month  (includes individual or family membership)

There's no doubting your commitment to our advocacy, education, and voter engagement work. Thank you!

Pay As You Can:  Click here  to learn more about other payment options.

How much time does being a member take?

It is up to you.

Many members choose to support the League only with their annual dues--defending democracy is getting expensive. 

Your membership alone provides the political influence needed for citizen impact.

We cover a broad spectrum of issues and concerns; you may choose to become involved in any of them by actively participating on a committee or simply listening to experts at a meeting or at home just reading about them in one of our publications.  

What will I get?


Membership with the League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties (LWVKC) includes state and national membership in LWV Missouri and LWV United States. 
You will have access to comprehensive resources and publications produced by local, state and national LWV.  
LWVKC is a 501(c) 3 and all, dues and donations are tax deductible.

Membership in the League gives you an opportunity for non-partisan fellowship focused on developing more engaged citizens and creating a more transparent government.

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Pay As You Can


We do not want the cost of dues to be a barrier to membership. Anyone can be a League member, and with the "Pay As You Can" option, you can create the monthly or annual rate that works best for you. Please contact Rita Gulden at for more information.


Share the League by Giving a Gift Membership

Gift memberships are available so you can give others the gift of membership in the League.    

You can share your passion for the work of the League by purchasing a membership for an individual or household.  When you purchase a gift membership, a unique coupon code will be emailed to the recipient for them to apply to their membership dues when they join or renew.  

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