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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.


Active Advocacy Groups: 

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

LWV Michigan Positions AND LWV Michigan Advocacy in Action

To visit or join our Advocacy Committee of the League of Women Voters, contact advocacy [at]

What is an Action Alert?  This short video prepared by LWV Michigan will explain.

To find out about current ACTION ALERTS:  Click HERE  

Want to contact Your Elected Officials? 
Click HERE for Washtenaw County East
Click HERE for Washtenaw County West 

About The Washtenaw County LWV Advocacy Committee

Our local Advocacy Committee:
*Works to bring awareness and opportunity to support legislation and initiatives based on established state and national League positions.
*Follows and support the local, state and national positions through:
    • legislative action
    • public forums
    • presentations
    • action alerts

*Engages our membership and the public in these issues by sharing relevant information and advocating when appropriate. 

We also follow:
-  LGBTQ+ rights related to The Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act
-  Gun Safety 
-  Affordable Housing
Gun Safety Advocacy Group
Please email advocacy [at] if you would like to join a working group of LWV members to discuss GUN SAFETY.
The League of Women Voters has supported measures to ensure GUN SAFETY since 1990. This work is now more important than ever. Our gun safety interest group plans to work with the University of Michigan's Institute of Firearm Injury Prevention on this important topic.
JOIN us to work on these issues!

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]


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.

National Positions                       

Michigan Positions

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]