Issues and Positions

Issues and Positions

How Does the League Select "Issues for Emphasis"?

The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County uses local member input to decide "Issues for Emphasis". 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.  Based upon local league interests, recommendations are made every other year.  National issues are decided in even years and State issues are decided in odd years. 

How does the League decide Positions on the Issues? 

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. The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue.