Whether you’re a man or woman, a student or retiree, a newcomer or a long-time local resident – we welcome you and thank you for your interest in joining the Canton League of Women Voters! A person joining the Canton League automatically becomes a member of the state and national levels of the organization, as well.
As a new League member, you will belong to one of the nation’s most widely recognized, respected and effective grassroots organizations. You can learn about important issues, take actions that will help bring about better government and contribute to your community, state and nation.
In the League, we don’t all think alike or support the same political party. We aren’t all public speakers. Most of us have little spare time and we are not all bundles of energy. However, together we have the skills and energy that have created an important, effective and purposeful organization.
Here is the basic information you need to be an active, vital member. The League can help you be an interested, informed and effective citizen, and you can help the League.
This is intended to be your League. The more time and talent you are willing to invest, the more you will gain from being a member. Be active. Get involved. There is no shortage of opportunities.
Annual dues for the LWV of Canton are $50, $25 for others in same household.
Local Leagues set their dues according to their objectives for the coming year, thus, dues may be different from League to League. A significant part of each member’s dues goes to support League work on the state and the national levels.
To join or renew your membership:
- Download and complete the Membership Application.
- Mail your application and check payable to “LWV Canton” to:
Canton League of Women Voters, P. O. Box 1021 Canton, CT 06019
What the League is
Carne Chapman Catt established the League of Women Voters of the United States in 1920 shortly before the Women’s Suffrage Amendment was ratified. Today there are Leagues in every state, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands with about 130,000 members and supporters.
The stated purposes of the League are to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government, to act on selected governmental issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate for office. However, individual members are urged to be active in the political process.
We want everyone to vote so our elected leaders represent our entire community. We are a voice for all, working to connect people directly with government. We provide and work from facts. We educate. We advocate for change.
Join our network of dedicated volunteers across the nation!
- Open to women and men
- Filled with benefits, including opportunities to learn and lead, shape issues important to you and your family, and become part of a larger network across the country
- Fun and personally fulfilling!
The League is working to strengthen our democracy and our communities
Join the League of Women Voters and be part of an organization that is:
- Empowering voters to exercise their right to vote by holding voter registration drives, sponsoring Candidate Forums and educating the public about their rights on Election Day.
- Preventing threats to the right to vote and ensuring that every vote is counted by fighting for and implementing voting systems that are free, fair and accessible.
- Advocating for positive change at the local, state and national level on issues like education, government accountability and money in politics while working on public policy efforts on the local, state and national levels.
- Local level: Recent Canton LWV efforts include studies related to “Mental Illness-Related Issues in the Farmington Valley” and “Should Canton Have an Ethics Code and Commission?”
- State and national level: Issues of recent study include government spending, climate change, immigration and civil liberties.