Our Positions

Below are all of our positions.

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.

Louisville Positions

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The League of Women Voters of Louisville and Jefferson County believes that decent, suitable, desirable, and affordable housing should be available for all in our community without discrimination as to economic status, race, color, creed, ethnic origin, familial status, sex, age, or physical or mental handicap. 

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If children are found to be abused and/or neglected by their families, the League of Women Voters of Louisville and Jefferson County supports efforts that will either restore a healthful family unit; or should that goal appear to be unachievable, place those children in programs seeking to provide permanent homes.  Justice for abused and neglected children requires timely action with the child's best interest as the central focus for decision making.

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The purposes of optional schools/programs in the public schools should be to enhance the quality of education available to all children and to support the regular programs by: 

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The League emphasizes the importance of continuous in-service and support services for teachers and administrators to enable implementation of non-violent disciplinary strategies that are consistent with educational goals. The League opposes corporal punishment.

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The League of Women Voters of Louisville and Jefferson County endorses the amendment of local civil rights ordinances to include protection from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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A specific, detailed, written procedure for the selection and review of instructional materials (including computer and other electronic programs) is a necessary and important safeguard for the educational process, since to inhibit the use of instructional materials is to inhibit the learning process. Attempts to circumvent the review process constitute a denial of the rights guaranteed to all under the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution.  

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Louisville and Jefferson County should adopt comprehensive urban growth and land use policies that reconcile the conflicting demands development and environmental preservation which are in the long term public interest. 

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The League of Women Voters of Louisville and Jefferson County supports reorganization of local government and/or governmental units or changes of jurisdiction which will improve services to citizens and provide economy of government financing. Citizen participation and public review are essential in any plans or changes in government jurisdiction or organization.

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The League of Women Voters of Louisville and Jefferson County believes that a well-funded free public library system is essential for an educated and economically healthy community. The League of Women Voters of Louisville and Jefferson County continues to support increased accessibility through building new branches and keeping neighborhood branches open and increased quality of the collection.

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The League of Women Voters of Louisville and Jefferson County supports the following school system objectives for organization and administration in order to secure and sustain a quality program of public education in this community:
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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.