League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan 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."

Join the League/Renew Your Membership!

Jul 21, 2020

It’s time to renew your League of Women Voters Membership!  Our membership year is based on the fiscal year, so your DUES ARE DUE July 1, 2020If you haven’t already sent us your dues, you can do so online–SCROLL DOWN to Pay/Renew Your dues by credit card online.  Please note:  Members who join (or renew) after the first day of the fiscal year and before four months prior to the start of the fiscal year shall pay full dues.  If you became a member in the four months prior to the start of this fiscal year (March to July 1, 2020) you do not have to pay dues for the coming fiscal year.  Life members and students have no dues.

If you prefer to renew your membership by mailing us a check, make your check payable to:  LWV CVA and mail to:  Anne Claar, LWV CVA Treasurer, 3 Stigger Rd., Palmyra, VA 22963.

Want to join the League?  Click here for the Membership form – 2020.  Please be sure to fill out this application and mail with your check payable to LWV CVA to: Anne Claar, LWV CVA Treasurer, 3 Stigger Rd., Palmyra, VA 22963.  Or use the online link below to pay by credit card, but we must have your application sent by mail to complete the membership.

To pay/renew your dues by credit card online: 

Individual Membership: $65
Household Membership (two persons at the same address): $90
Student Membership: Free to students who are at least 1/2 time
Life Members (persons who have been members for 50 years or more): No dues

Membership Category

You may also pay by check, payable to LWV CVA, and mail to Anne Claar, LWV CVA Treasurer, 3 Stigger Rd, Palmyra, VA  22963.

Welcome to the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area (LWV CVA). Here’s a brief introduction to the League.

About the League

History: At the 50th convention of the National American Women Suffrage Association in 1919, then President Carrie Chapman Catt, proposed the creation of a “league of women voters to finish the fight and aid in the reconstruction of the nation.” On February 14, 1920, just six months before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote was ratified, the National League of Women Voters was formally organized in Chicago. LWV CVA (then the League of Women Voters of Charlottesville/Albemarle) was granted full league status in 1946.

In 2012, at national convention of LWV US, approval was given to the merger of our league with the LWV of Fluvanna. With our merger came an expansion of our boundaries to encompass all areas defined by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District, which includes the city of Charlottesville and the five surrounding counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Our new name is the LWV of the Charlottesville Area, or simply LWV CVA.

Mission: The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Organization: The League Is organized to parallel the three levels of government, local, state and national. All levels of League are governed by an elected, volunteer board.

As a LWV CVA member, you are also a member of the national league (LWV US) and the Virginia state league (LWV VA). You will receive the National Voter and the Virginia Voter from each of these leagues periodically.

To support its activities, most local Leagues hold fund raising events. Donations made to fund general League activities are not tax deductible because of the advocacy actions of the League. Donations made to fund educational activities may be made to an LWV Education Fund and are tax deductible.

Membership dues paid to the local League primarily support the state and national Leagues through Per Member Payments (PMP). Only a small portion of dues is retained at the local level.

Return to the Home page of this website and open the scroll down menu “Explore the League” to view the myriad activities of the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area.


LWV CVA International Relations/Federal Govt Committee Mtg
Wed Sept 16 - 10 am
Zoom meeting. Contact Marge Cox for how to join: margevfcox@gmail.com
LWV CVA Board of Directors Mtg
Wed Sept 16 1:30-3:30 pm
Zoom meeting. Contact Pat Cochran, patcochranlwvcva@gmail.com
LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Mtg
Please note rescheduled time: Friday Sept 18 - 1 - 2:30 pm
Zoom meeting. Contact Muriel Grim, msgrim2012@gmail.com
LWV CVA Sunday Seminar: LWV-VA Election Laws Study Update
Sun Sept 20 2 - 4 pm
Zoom meeting. Register to attend--see lead blog on this website.
National Voter Registration Day!
Tues Sept 22
For registration information, go to "Voter Service" dropdown menu on this website.
LWV CVA Justice Reform Committee Mtg
Thurs Sept 24 - 11 am
Zoom meeting. For further information, contact Kit Murphy McNally, murphymcnally@gmail.com
LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Project: Study the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan together--a Zoom "book club" discussion of Chap 3 of the Comp Plan
Fri Sept 25 - 10 - 11:30 am
To participate, contact Muriel Grim, msgrim2012@gmail.com

League of Women Voters
of the Charlottesville Area
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2786
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Email:  lwv@lwv-cva.org

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