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 and local units 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 may 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 wish and are not restricted to their geographical region.

Local units are less formal than local Leagues, require only a steering committee and a group of interested members and a liaison with the state board. For more information about starting a local unit, contact "membership" on the Contact Us page.

Local meetings are held on varying schedules. They are an opportunity for members to socialize with other politically aware people. They are also 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 contacting 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.

Mt. Washington Valley 2018

Just started in early 2018, this local unit already has 27 members and counting, has a steering committee and plans for quarterly meetings. Candidate forum training was held in Conway, and forums were held in fall 2018. New members welcome.

If you wish to learn more, email "Mt Washington Valley unit" on our contact page.

Seacoast unit 2019-20

No unit yet in the Durham/Dover/Seacoast area, but some members are working on a Know Your Elected Officials brochure for the area. If you live in the area, you should join the League at the state level (form on our Join page) and you will be included in any planning or events to come in 2019-2020.

PeterboroPlus formed 2017

This unit started in Spring 2017 and is very active, serving the dozen or more towns in the Peterborough Area. They have held successful "Meet Your Representatives" events and local municipal candidates forums (May 2018 and 2019 in Peterborough) and a state senate pre-primary forum in August 2018. Their meeting schedule is on the Calendar page. Meetings rotate location almost monthly. New members welcome.

Greater Nashua area unit formed summer 2015

Do you live in Nashua or the nearby towns? Visit their Facebook page The group keeps busy doing voter service work. All interested women and men are welcome at their monthly meetings and events. See our Calendar page for dates and locations.

Southern Rockingham county unit 2018

This new unit has already held a state reps candidates forum in October 2018 and several other programs open to the public. They have a Facebook page you can like.

LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Area

Our oldest currently active local League, with a formal League structure and monthly board meetings in the New London area. The League covers about a dozen towns; new members welcome. See the Calendar page for upcoming events.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many avenues of participating in League activities. Possibilities include working on voter service projects including Get Out The Vote efforts, administering events, developing publications, helping in the League office during elections, fundraising, writing emails and letters to legislators, making phone calls. There is something for everyone! Once you become a member, you will learn of specific opportunities through your local League, local Unit, or the New Hampshire Voter, the E-newsletter of the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire sent about 8 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 local, state and national levels.

Non-members can support the activities of the League as well. Send us an email via president on the Contact Us page of our website and we'll put you on our emailing list. Your response to legislative 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.