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This is a list of interest categories and the interests within each category. Click on an interest to learn more about that item. If you are logged in, you will also see the members who have declared that interest, with a link to their member directory entry. Click the "More Info" link info to view additional information about the interest group.

Leadership

Lead our League as a Board or Committee Chair.

Advocacy

You can help educate members on advocating for League positions, collaborate on opportunities for group advocacy activities, and brainstorm new ways to use our resources to boost member advocacy and advocacy effectiveness.

Climate Action Issues

Communications

Join the communications team and help us get our message out.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)

LWV has long been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in principle and practice. DEI are central to the organization's current and future success in engaging all individuals, communities and policymakers in creating a more perfect democracy. Help LWVJoCo actualize this vision within our local League and expand our outreach to all members of our local community.

Hospitality

This is a good place to begin your initial engagement in League activities. Hospitality works with members to provide refreshments at the general meetings. You can contribute a treat for one or more meetings, help serve treats or organize Hospitality needs.

Immigration Issues

Membership

Membership works as a team to recruit, engage and retain members. It manages membership data It provides orientation resources for new members, mentoring experiences and new member orientation events. It also provides greeters and welcome tables at League meetings.

Observer Corps

Be the eyes and ears of League. Observers regularly attend local governmental and school board meetings. Wearing your League pin, you act as a visible representative of LWVJoCo.

Program Planning Team

Speakers Bureau

Help LWVJoCo offer interesting and nonpartisan presentations to community groups and gatherings on a wide range of timely topics.

Technology

2 Members
Help small team with league technology. This includes Zoom, Google Workspace Admin, Domains, League laptop, Audio Visual equipment, and League Website.
Coordinator: LWVJOCO Technology

Voter Information

Voter Information provides accurate and unbiased information to the public. In addition to written information for voters, this group provides candidate forums, candidate meet-and-greet activities, legislative forums and other group activities relating to elections in the community.
41 Members
Be included in calls to action to help keep voters informed and in Get Out The Vote Activities (i.e. Postcard Parties, Door Knockers). To take a more active roll in Voter Information, consider joining one of the many other Voter Information committees.
Coordinator:  LWVJOCO Voter Information
37 Members
In partnership with the Johnson County Library, we hosts these popular events. Team members plan with the library, set up the event, moderate the attendees' questions to the legislators, provide time keeping and clean up after the event. Some of these activities are not necessary with virtual coffees. Over the coming year we expect to move to more in-person coffees from virtual coffees. Time Commitment Coffees normally occur in the spring of the legislative session. There can be 4-6 coffees over a number of Saturday mornings.
Coordinator:  LWVJOCO Voter Information
24 Members
We co-hosts non-partisan forums. Forums have the same planning and format. *) In weekly conferences, the Mainstream Coalition and the league work out the dates, order, the practice agenda and the rules for the nonpartisan forums. They contacted possible partners in the month prior to contacting the candidates. They collect possible questions for the candidates. *) Weeks ahead of the actual date, the essential information is presented in electronic invitation letters to the candidates. Follow-up email invitations are sent, and then a phone call is made if a candidate has still not responded. *) Work with our partners in the forum to finalize the event. *) We hold the event. Time Commitment For each forum, approximately 20 hours are spent from beginning to end. Most of the work would occur after the primary and before the election.
Coordinator:  LWVJOCO Voter Information
24 Members
Voter to Voter is a get-out-the-vote-effort based on relational politics, getting people you know to the polls. *) Ambassadors look up people they know (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers) in a voter database to determine those who are infrequent voters. *) Ambassadors then provide voting information and encourage follow up as needed to assist infrequent voters in voting. *) Ambassadors are trained in use of the database and online tool, receive regular communications with voting information and motivation tips, and are supported through weekly Zoom meetings, Facebook posts, and website updates. Time Commitment The bulk of the work is done the two to three months before the primary through the general election to get new voters registered and registered voters to vote. Volunteers spend as much time as they wish identifying, helping and encouraging their network of voters.
Coordinator:  LWVJOCO Voter Information
18 Members
League of Women Voters US provides this powerful online tool to allow voters to learn about and compare candidates specific to their voting precinct. LWVJoCo set up two teams of volunteers to contact the candidates. There is a lead for Johnson County and Wyandotte County. Each team collects the email contact information of the candidates from the Election Office, candidate websites, texts, and Facebook Personal Messenger. The team writes and submits questions for the candidates to post on Vote411.org. Our volunteers work to get participation from all candidates for local and state offices in Johnson and Wyandotte counties. In Johnson County for the primary and general election. Time Commitment Activity starts after June 1st and ends a few weeks before the general. A team of volunteers work together for 10 to 20 hours each over the course of the election.
Coordinator:  LWVJOCO Voter Information
16 Members
Provide programs to encourage future voters to become informed voters.
Coordinator:  LWVJOCO Voter Information

Voter Registration

Our volunteers staff voter registration tables at high schools, colleges, retirement homes, civic events, businesses, and food pantries. The League encourages voters who have moved since the last election to update their voter registration with their new address.
38 Members
Our volunteers staff voter registration tables at high schools, colleges, retirement homes, civic events, businesses, and food pantries. The League encourages voters who have moved since the last election to update their voter registration with their new address.