The 2019 State League Convention

Our League has the ability to send 5 delegates to the League of Women Voters California Convention this Summer from May 30th-June 2nd. We also have the ability to assist our delegates and observers with paying to attend. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the decision-making process on the state level, network with Leaguers around the state, and learn how to be more effective in your work. Applications are due by April 20th. The Applications are through links below.

League Delegates can attend and have the responsibility of voting at our plenary session. They will need to read up on what we’re voting on so that they will be informed.

League Observers can attend all of the events, but they can’t vote in the plenary sessions. This application is to apply for funding:

If you have any questions, please email the president, Adena Ishii, at

For more details check our webpage:

Final Call to LWVC Convention

A letter from Helen L. Hutchison, President of the California League

What:   The 67th State Convention of the League of Women Voters of California

When:   10 am, Friday, May 31, through 12 pm, Sunday, June 2, 2019, with a special pre-Convention event on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Where: The Westin Pasadena Hotel
191 North Los Robles
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-792-2727

Who:     Attendance at Convention is open to everyone; we encourage all members to attend and are eager for the public to come learn about the League. We ask that you extend invitations to your friends and contacts.

If you haven’t registered for convention, it’s not too late. Although the early bird rate has ended, online registration continues until May 23.

Business of Convention

This is the last call to Convention 2019 as required by the LWVC bylaws, Article IX, Section 8. The LWVC Bylaws govern the composition and business of the convention. Our bylaws direct us (See Article IX, Sec. 5) to:

Convention Workbook is Now Available

The convention workbook is now available online to download and/or print. You can also access different sections of the workbook, if you’re looking to print part of it.

Going Green for Convention 2019

In past years, we’ve used over 23,000 pieces of paper — over 46 reams of copy paper — to print the convention workbook, workshop material, and other handouts. We can reduce the number of paper used with better planning and advanced preparation.

This year, LWVC has decided to go green and NOT provide a printed workbook for all attendees. The convention workbook is now accessible on the convention website, where you can download or print the file. We will provide workshop materials and flyers ahead of time as well, so you’ll have early access to everything you need — whether you want to print it yourself, or download it on to your laptop.

At convention, a USB flash drive will be provided that contains the workbook and other materials. If you will not have an electronic device that can access the materials on the flash drive, we recommend that you download or print the materials prior to arriving at convention.

Please remember that you will not have complementary WiFi access (you have the option to purchase it when you register) in the plenary hall or in workshop rooms. There is complimentary WiFi in your hotel room and in the hotel lobby.

Read more about speakers, workshops, special activities, and more on our site:


Attending as a voting delegate is an exciting honor and a responsibility. If you are interested in attending as a voting delegate, speak with your local League or Inter-League Organization (ILO) board immediately.

Voting delegates to the convention are detailed in Article IX, Sections 2 and 4:

  • Each local League and ILO is entitled to send its president, or an alternate in the event the president is unable to attend. The president of a member-at-large unit may attend as a nonvoting member.
  • In addition, each local League is entitled to delegates in proportion to its membership numbers as reported in the LWVUS database on January 31, 2019.
  • Member-at-large unit members may attend as nonvoting members.

If your League will not be using your full delegate count, please let us know.

NOTE: only local Leagues that have paid their per member payment (PMP), or received an exemption because of proven hardship, are entitled to voting representation at the convention.

Helen L. Hutchison President, League of Women Voters of California

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