Studies and Positions
League of Women Voters advocacy is based on stated positions on issues; those positions, at the national, state and local levels, are developed through member study and concensus. 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.
League advocacy actions include, but are not limited to, providing information to League members and to the public, building public opinion, and supporting or opposing legislation. Methods to do this include lobbying, testifying at public hearings, using public forums and the media, panel discussions, League publications, and communications with public officials.
The League of Women Voters of the United States Impact on Issues 2018-2020: A Guide to Public Policy Positions is designed to help League members use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the national, state, local, and regional levels. The intention is to inspire Leagues to use national positions to act in their own communities.