Advocacy and Action
Want to make a difference but not sure how?
Want to support important policies and legislative change?
JOIN the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization that – throughout its entire history – stands first for voting rights.
OUR ADVOCACY GROUPS WORK TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND ADVOCATE FOR IMPORTANT ISSUES, CONSISTENT WITH LEAGUE POSITIONS SUCH AS:
Active Advocacy Groups:
- Environment and Climate
- Juvenile Justice and Justice for All
- Health Care Reform
- Voting Rights
- Money in Politics
Click on THE ADVOCACY GROUP (above) for more information
Check out the League’s positions:
Impact on Issues – the LWV US Guide to Public Policy Positions
To visit or join our Advocacy Committee of the League of Women Voters, contact advocacy [at] lwvwashtenaw.org
What is an Action Alert? This short video prepared by LWV Michigan will explain.
To find out about current ACTION ALERTS: Click HERE
About The Washtenaw County LWV Advocacy Committee
- legislative action
- public forums
- action alerts
*Engages our membership and the public in these issues by sharing relevant information and advocating when appropriate.
Advocacy and Action LWV-WC meets every third Tuesday of the month
3:00-4:30 pm (currently via zoom)
If you have questions, or would like to attend a meeting, please contact Chair Sandy Sorini-Elser and Vice-chair Sara Fink at advocacy [at] lwvwashtenaw.org
How the League reaches a Position
he League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization; it does not support candidates for public office. The League takes action on policy issues and advocates for causes when there is an existing League Position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.
League Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it is National, State, or Local, must be thorough in its pursuit of facts. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each aspect takes place. Prior to presenting the results of the study to the general membership, committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.
Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as League members who are part of the study committee learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the State or National League boards form positions based on that consensus.
It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action or advocacy in the name of the League cannot be taken.
Local Leagues may use National and State positions in advocating locally (to City, Township and County governments) for or against a particular issue or cause.
Please join us: advocacy [at] lwvwashtenaw.org