Hello, Leaguers! Welcome to our 54th Biennial National Convention and our first ever national virtual convention (lwv.org/2020Convention)! We’re thrilled you’ll be joining us for our centennial year convention, and we want to thank you for pivoting with us as we’ve made this difficult change from our planned meeting in Washington, D.C., to the virtual space. Despite these very different circumstances, we are certain this year’s convention will be filled with commemoration, connection, and celebration. Our foremothers worked through a pandemic—the 1918 flu pandemic—to get the vote over 100 years ago, so it almost feels fitting that we honor them a century later by moving the work forward through the COVID-19 pandemic. We know our League members can persist through anything, and we can’t wait to see how you will bring your excitement and enthusiasm to our online convention space. We are so looking forward to connecting with you virtually this year.
We recently opened up registration for those wishing to attend our virtual national convention as observers rather than voting delegates. Convention observers cannot submit motions or amendments to motions, participate in debates, or vote. Instead, they will be able to watch the proceedings via YouTube livestream at no cost. To learn more, click the registration button at lwv.org/2020Convention.