Issues for Emphasis

Issues for Emphasis

How Does the League Select Issues for Emphasis?

Every year members of the Sacramento League vote to focus on a Program of local, state and national issues.  These priorities are forwarded for discussion, vote and action by the State League (odd years) and the National League (even years).  The Program Planning process is part of what makes the League a grassroots organization.   League members study, educate and act on the issues using their time, talent and money.

Issues for Emphasis for 2019-2020

The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County adopted the following Program at its Annual Meeting, May 20, 2019.

High Priority Issue – Making Democracy Work®

  • Special focus in under-represented communities
  • Includes all Voter Service programs, Street Vets, Voter’s Choice Act & Sacramento City Good Government Framework (ethics commission, transparency, independent redistricting commission).

Mid-Level Priority—Voter Representation via Electoral Process

  • Education and advocacy as opportunities arise.  Includes education on ranked choice voting and monitoring cities facing Voting Rights violation lawsuit threats.

Other Priority Issues—Criminal Justice Reform