Our Positions

Positions are arrived at through member study, consensus or concurrence. The member Leagues of LWVNCA can use LWVNCA and LWVUS positions (see below) within their jurisdiction to advocate in their area.

The LWVNCA has positions on airports, regional governance, transportation, water, substance abuse and others.  All the LWVNCA positions were reviewed in 2016 for language and consistency.  "Read more" to view text of the positions or click  2016_lwvnca_positions-szformat.pdf to download or view.the positions in PDF format.

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.

The National Capital Area Positions

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LWVNCA Positions
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All The National Capital Area Subscribed Positions

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State and local Leagues, and individual League members, have a critical role to play in helping to limit future climate change and protect the planet.

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Promote peace in an interdependent world by working cooperatively with other nations and strengthening international organizations.

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The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that one of the goals of social policy in the United States should be to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families and that the most effective social programs are those designed to prevent or reduce poverty.

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Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.

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Promote an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.

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Secure equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Promote social and economic justice, and the health and safety of all Americans.

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The League of Women Voters supports a strong, effective United Nations and endorses the full and active participation of the United States in the UN system.