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The League uses its formal positions to advocate for policies, legislation and ballot measures which it believes would best serve the public interest and against proposals which are in conflict with those goals.

What is a position?

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. We develop a “position" on local issues following study and consensus by our members. For action on state or national issues, the League acts on positions that have been adopted at the state or Federal level.


Program Planning

What is Program Planning? In the League, Program means the issues that we choose for concerted study, education and action at local, state and national levels. Program can include both educational and advocacy work.

The Program Planning process is part of what makes the League a grassroots organization. Each League member has the opportunity to influence the selection of issues where the local, state, and national Leagues will focus time, talent and money. The Action Foci of a local League are priorities based on current League work or topics that members believe are important locally and derive from state and national positions.