After studying an issue, the League decides whether to adopt a position based on a method known as “consensus.” Consensus is not the outcome of a vote; it is based on mutual agreement arrived at through a guided, informed discussion in which everyone has an opportunity to express views and the subject is examined from all sides. A committee looks for areas of agreement where consensus has been reached in order to create the League’s position. The national and state Leagues adopt positions after numerous local Leagues have studied an issue and arrived at a consensus.
Read our Impact on Issues below.
Our Current Issues for Emphasis
In addition to the issues that are addressed by our committees, other issues that are current League priorities include:
The main focus of the national League’s advocacy efforts in 2017 will be to fight against voter suppression laws. Sign the League’s petition to stop voter suppression!
The New York State League advocates on a wide variety of issues. Click here to see the issues that are priorities now.