Our Positions

Links to positions of the Local, County, State, and National Leagues

What is a Position?

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. Members must study and come to consensus on an issue, in order to form a position. This thorough grassroots process ensures that our advocacy is well considered by a broad range of people, understood by our members, and we have a sense of the political environment.

Los Angeles Positions

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Support for city guarantees and enforcement of provisions for local and citywide public, education and government access channels.

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Support for a publicly subsidized child care program available to parents at all income levels with fees on a sliding scale.

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Support of measures that would sustain a balance of power between the Mayor and the City Council, strengthen direct lines of authority, and fix responsibility in City administration.

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Support of measures that will reduce all barriers to the employment or promotion of a person except those based on merit.

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Global climate change threatens the integrity of the earth's climate system and there is a need to act without delay to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Support of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) in its role as an essential part of public education in meeting the needs of the Los Angeles community.

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Support of a public school system which meets the needs of our community and whose primary goal is the achievement of quality education and an openness to educational change.

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Advocacy of Instant Runoff Voting for single seat elections

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Support of the City having a responsibility to provide shelter for the homeless people and to seek long-term solutions to their problems by cooperating with other levels of government and the private sector.

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Support of measures which lead to equality of opportunity for adequate housing.

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Support of measures that will ensure adequate financing of the Los Angeles Public Library Department.

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Support for the acquisition, preservation and maintenance of open space, with emphasis on adequate financing at all levels of government.

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Support of effective city planning and a land-use policy protecting the quality of life for everyone.

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Support of the Police Commission in its Charter-given role as head of the police Department, and its ability to remove the Chief of Police with concurrence of the Mayor and City Council.

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Support for retirement benefits as a means of recruiting and retaining good city employees. Support for measures to lower the cost to the City of these benefits.

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Support of all efforts to improve services and responsiveness to the diverse voices of many communities in the City of Los Angeles. Los Angeles should continue as one city.

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Support of transportation policies and practices that facilitate: coordination among transportation agencies to assure efficient intra-county movement; public/private partnership to provide DASH-type and/or shuttle systems within city neighborhoods; placement of transit stops in safe, well-lighted locations.

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Support of election procedures which enable citizens to carry out their rights and duties as voters.

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Support of measures to promote reuse of materials, measures to encourage research and development in waste management, and measures to ensure that completed landfills are used for open space only.

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Support of mandatory use of reclaimed water in major new developments, diversity in sludge mangement methods, and feasible and reasonable treatment of dry weather flows from some major storm drains.
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