Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I’m an GCV member? We consider anyone who has donated $5 or more or has taken one of our actions (such as signing a petition) in the past 21 months a member. Please note that membership does not require the payment of any fees or dues, and our members are not obligated to attend events, take actions, or make donations.
I’m a member of LCV, the national affiliate. Does that make me a member of GCV as well? GCV and all state affiliates are separate organizations, so we don’t share members. Becoming a member of a state LCV does not mean you are becoming a member of national LCV, and vice versa. Of course, you may join both and be a member of both at the same time if you’d like!
Is GCV partisan? Some may misread our name as the League of Conservative Voters, but GCV is non-partisan.We fight for pro-environment policy and action, and you can read more about us and view our mission statement here: www.gcvoters.org
When I sign a petition, why do I have to include a “title”? Isn’t that a little outdated? Good question! GCV requires titles such as Mr., Ms., and Dr. because the government officials or members of Congress we are petitioning require it. In order to ensure that our petitions get delivered through email or through other digital means, we try our best to gather all of the required information, which includes Mr., Ms., etc.
Why do I have to give so much personal information when signing your petitions? We understand the inconvenience of sharing your personal information when taking an online action. Nevertheless, most elected offices require this information – including phone numbers – and without it, your comment cannot be submitted. In order to ensure that our petitions are delivered and that your voice is heard, we try our best to gather all of the required information, which includes addresses, zip codes, phone numbers, and email. For comments sent to federal agencies, political appointees, and private citizens, limited information is typically required. If you’re uncomfortable submitting personal information, we understand and hope that you will still consider taking other actions when they arise.
I live outside of Georgia. Can I still sign your petition? Because GCV focuses its efforts in Georgia, we highly encourage that only people who live or are registered to vote in the state take action. However, we are able to accept petition signatures from people living anywhere in the U.S.
If GCV is an environmental organization why are you talking about race? Racial justice and equity are core values of GCV and integral to our work. To advance environmental priorities, GCV is committed to increasing political participation and elevating the voice and power of communities of color in environmental decision making. From our work against voter suppression to the grassroots community organizing led by people of color, we believe that community participation and leadership are the foundation of our democracy.
How can I find my donation history online? Unfortunately, we don’t currently have an online system for you to view your donation history. However, if you email firstname.lastname@example.org we would be happy to gather that information for you and send it via email. We appreciate your patience!
How do I update my credit card number for my monthly gift? Update your credit card number or monthly gift amount by emailing email@example.com
Are donations to GCV tax-deductible? Contributions to the Georgia Conservation Voters, Inc., a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, are not tax-deductible. Contributions to GCV Action Fund, a political committee registered with the state of Georgia, are also not tax-deductible. Contributions to GCV Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Can I donate by mail? If you would like to donate by mail, please send a check addressed to Georgia Conservation Voters to: Georgia Conservation Voters, 101 Marietta St. STE 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303
How can I update my contact information? Send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I cancel my monthly gift? You can cancel your recurring donation at any time by contacting us at email@example.com with your full name, billing address, and the amount of your donation.
What is GCV’s refund policy? We are able to refund a donation within 30 days of payment. To inquire about receiving a refund, please contact us at www.gcvoters.org/contact