Virginia League of Women Voters Convention (PHOTO CREDIT: Adèle Goodman Clark papers, Special Collections and Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries)

Why should you join?

Joining LWV Detroit is a great way to get involved in your community and play an active role in our democracy. LWV members make a visible difference by serving as community leaders using their experience to create positive, lasting change not only in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park but across the State of Michigan and throughout the nation.

Through participation in League projects you will do the following:

  • Contribute valuable service to your community.
  • Gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics.
  • Discover new interests, develop new skills, and learn about crucial issues in your community.
  • Make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships as you meet others in the League who share your interests.

Detroit League Membership Dues

Membership with LWVDetroit starts July 1 of each year. Annual dues for LWV of Detroit 2020-2021:

  • Individual Membership (join or renew) ⏤ $60
  • Adding 2nd Membership for someone in same household (join or renew) ⏤ $30
  • Household Membership for 2 members in same household (join/renew at the same time) ⏤ $90
  • Students ⏤ $0

Free LWV Membership for Students! LWV has permanently waived membership dues for students.* Go to Join or Renew by Mail (below) and follow the instructions to complete the OFFLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.

*The League recognizes a student as someone at least 16 years of age and registered at an accredited high school or college and enrolled in at least one one-credit course.

Join or Renew with Credit Card

To join or renew with LWV Detroit using a credit card: Tap the ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION button and follow the prompts to complete. Note: $2.00 additional convenience fee for this transaction. 

Join or Renew by Mail

To join or renew by mail, print out the OFFLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION below and follow the instructions to complete.


League of Women Voters⏤Women Register March
Photograph by Sievers Studio, 1920. Photo courtesy of Missouri Historical Society Collections.

What do I get with my membership?

Your Detroit League membership adds your voice to a powerful force of League members from all 50 states, Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.

Your membership automatically makes you a member of LWV of Michigan (LWVMI) and LWV of United States (LWVUS).

With membership, you will also receive an email copy of the Detroit League’s bi-monthly newsletter LWV Detroit as well as the LWV state bulletin League Links and Action Alerts from the national League.

How Membership Dues are distributed

Annual membership dues support the national LWV office (LWVUS) in Washington, DC, the State LWV office (LWVMI) in Lansing, MI, and local LWV Detroit activities, which serve all of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. For more information on LWV Detroit activities, check out our online calendar.

Be involved. Be educated. Be engaged.

The best way to learn more about the League is to attend one of our monthly membership meetings, meet the Board, and get to know our charter members. See our online calendar for meeting dates and times, as well as other LWV Detroit sponsored events.

For more information on our League, contact Cheryl Bukoff, Membership Chair at or call the Detroit League office at 313-288-9590.