How Does The League Select Issues for Emphasis?
In 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.
Our League has a position on affordable housing, which it adopted in the 1970s, which states: “Support of low and moderate income housing, provided preferably by rehabilitation and use of existing buildings in scattered site locations with buildings in character with others in the area.” Much has changed in Wellesley and the Commonwealth since that time. Over the course of this year, we will be posting information on our website to help us understand the issues of affordable housing today. If there is significant interest, we intend to suggest that the LWVW undertake a new study in 2020-2021. Here are some links to websites and reports which discuss this issue.