Action Alerts

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The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

Read the League's positions on local, county, state, and national issues and the action it is taking to support these positions.

Los Angeles Action Alerts

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Following the passage of a city ordinance last Tuesday that prohibited the possession of large-scale ammunition magazines, the League encouraged the City Council to support a related gun safety measure that specifically addresses gun storage.

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Today we are already seeing the impact of climate change on people's daily lives. The City of Los Angeles is taking steps both to adapt to climate change and to reduce the degree of climate change (mitigation).

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In response to a request from the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission for public feedback on the City's matching funds program, the League has urged the Commission to support Instant Runoff Voting for single winner elections.

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Options for personal action — simple ways to behave that help reduce carbon emissions — and shared action — ways to participate with others to reduce your carbon footprint.

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Making retirement reform happen — action you can take

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