How Does The League Select Issues for Emphasis?
In League, Program means the issues that we choose for concerted study, education and action at local, state, regional and national levels. Program can include both education and action.
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 League will focus time, talent and money.
Every two years, members of local Leagues engage in Program Planning for national and local Leagues, and in alternating years for state and regional Leagues. Based on the results of this, the respective League Board of Directors makes recommendations to the biennial convention delegates about the program to be adopted for the coming two year period (which can include action on existing positions).
The entire process results positions for education and advocacy at every level of League--local, state, regional and national. Current postions are re-adopted at each convention as part of the two year program. See the Positions page for more information on positions for each League and below for specific links.
LWVMD's Positions are here: https://www.lwvmd.org/positions
LWV-VA Positions are named POSITIONED FOR ACTION, click here to read https://lwv-va.org/action-advocacy/lwv-va-positioned-for-action/
LWVUS Positions are contained in IMPACT ON ISSUES, click here to read: http://lwv.org/content/impact-issues
Read about how the LWV works with the UN. LWV campaigned to establish a United Nations and continues its engagement with the UN through its UN Observers. Read about LWV’s history with the United Nations and the latest updates on the LWVFA website page dedicated to LWV and the UN.