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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. Local Program is the group of Positions the LWV of the Midland Area has adopted.

The League meets every year to establish Program priorities for the year. 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 other year, members of local Leagues engage in Program Planning for the LWV of the United States (even years), and the LWV of Michigan (odd years). Based on the results of these meetings, the Board of Directors makes recommendations to the biennial convention delegates about the program to be adopted for the coming two year period.

The Local Program and Positions documents memorialize the League's emphasis for each year.