Nearly 33,000 members lock in three-year membership
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Nearly 33,000 members lock in three-year membership

The American Legion’s three-year membership option went into effect last December and since then, nearly 33,000 members have taken advantage of it. This number includes renewals and new joins.

Those who chose the multiyear membership option before July 1 beat the dues increase. You can still renew or join now with a multiyear American Legion membership and pay the new national dues rate. The American Legion’s national per-capita dues increased by $5 from $18.50 to $23.50.

Want a multiyear membership? Here’s how to get started:

- For renewals, visit and check the three-year membership option. 

- For new joins, visit and check the three-year membership option.  

A one-year membership is still an option when you renew or join online. 

Here are a few things to know about multiyear membership:

- The three-year membership sign-up is only available on the national American Legion website. Current or potential members cannot renew or join for a three-year membership at the post level or through

- Payment for the three-year membership is upfront. 

- There is not a discounted rate with the three-year membership.

- Membership cards will still be sent annually by Legion posts. 

- Those who sign up for a multiyear membership will not receive a renewal notice during the time they have signed up for the multiyear membership.