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.

Lawrence-Douglas County Positions

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Planning principles and financing; controlled development of Clinton Lake; comprehensive planning guides for Lawrence; recommended changes to planning commission.

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Support for a comprehensive public transportation system for Lawrence

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Medical care for all; referral system for local medical services, clinic with sliding scale; and health education in schools and community.

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Medicaid reimbursements, community alternatives to nursing home care, professional development for staff, and changes to state licensing requirements

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Supports a city government structure that is representative, accountable, and accessible

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Supports measures that promote an efficient and responsive county government

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Guidance for each citizen board or commission

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Modifications for current tax abatement policy

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Safe and affordable housing for low and moderate-income households, effective Housing Authority, city preservation of older neighborhoods, mandatory rental unit inspection, and minimum housing code.

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Protection of civil and human rights of people with disabilities by elimination of barriers and support for agencies that promote independent living.
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