How Does The League Select Issues for Emphasis?
In the League, Program means the issues that we choose for concerted study, education and action at local, state 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. Based on the results of this, the Board of Directors makes recommendations to the biennial convention delegates about the program to be adopted for the coming two year period.
League in Action
LWVCC takes action on League positions in a variety of ways. Action can range from a letter to the editor, to a speech at Town Meeting, to a campaign in support of proposed legislation or a ballot item. In accordance with its nonpartisanship policy, however, the League never supports or opposes any political candidate or party.
For more information on coverage on past League actions, please visit LWVCC in the News.
The League has taken positions at the national, state and local level
The League studies selected governmental and public policy issues at the local, state and national levels. Through a carefully conducted process, members explore all aspects and sides of an issue, and through discussion and consensus, seek to establish member agreement on issue positions. Participating in League studies is a great way to become knowledgeable on some of the most important issues of the day.