Member Spotlight: Gloria and Judi

Monday, February 8, 2021
Jen Lancaster

It's Advocacy Week, and we have an eager goal of reaching 1,000 members before our 101st birthday, which falls on February 14th. (The League was founded on February 14, 1920.) Can we break that record?! Time will tell, but for now, you can help! We encourage you to become a member, if you are not one already, or reach out to a friend or family member and encourage them to join. 

Membership is for people of all backgrounds, genders, and ages. With our “pay what you can” option, you can select the dues amount that works best for you. We do not want the cost of dues to be a barrier to membership.

We get closer every day to our 1,000 member goal, and we certainly have more members now than ever before. We applaud our volunteers and members and their contributions to the League. Here are two new members who are helping us get closer to our goal. 


Introducing Gloria:

"At the start of the new year, I felt a growing pressure to look for a volunteer opportunity related to civic engagement. I didn't know what exactly, but I wanted to do something that would bring positive and lasting change. I googled around and came across this project by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for High Impact Philanthropy. They had basically created a guide for donors on impressive nonprofits that work towards strengthening our democracy. I started reading the guide, thinking it would help me search for similar groups in Maine. But one of the organizations they highlighted was the League of Women Voters Maine — I couldn't believe it. The guide talked through countless examples of the League's impact from restoring same-day voter registration to campaign finance reform to passing ranked-choice voting. I was so fired up after reading, that I paid my membership dues that day." 





Introducing Judi: 

We greatly appreciate Judi's committment to the League. Back in November, right before the election, she helped to distribute copies of our Easy-to-Read Voter Guide in Hancock county. That covers a big piece of Maine! In her words: "I have long admired the integrity and mission of the League of Women Voters. I joined the League because I want to make a contribution to my community."