The League of Women Voters advocates or lobbies on issues or causes when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. Local, state, and national positions result from a process of study, and positions are developed only when members reach consensus. Local, state, and the national League can undertake studies. Local Leagues participate in both state and national studies. The process of study is part of what makes the League a true grassroots organization. Members are not required to agree with all League positions.
It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken. Learn more about consensus and the study process.
Read our Local, State, and National Positions.