A League position is established after members have studied an issue and achieved consensus on policies and practices that would best serve the public interest. The League acts only within its positions; if the members have not studied and come to consensus on an issue, the League has no position and therefore does not have a stand on that issue.
Sacramento County League Positions
Over time, the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County has adopted the positions in this section. These positions form the basis for our local action and advocacy. Every year, we review these positions and determine whether or not to retain them. At the same time, we consider adopting new positions and determine what issues are sufficiently pressing to be identified as Issues for Emphasis.
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.