- Impact on Issues 2018-20: Impact on Issues is designed to help League leaders use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the state and local levels. The LWVUS public policy positions reflect the 2018-20 program adopted by the 2018 convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States; the "positions in brief" listed there summarize the official statements of position included in this guide. Updated following biennial convention.
- OR... view the National League's positions online below, under All Rensselaer County Subscribed Positions.
- Impact on Issues 2017: LWVNYS Impact on Issues is a guide for League leaders on the LWVNYS public policy positions. Every two years, local Leagues participate in the LWVNYS program planning process by reviewing existing positions and making recommendations for the future. Member agreement on issues(consensus or concurrence) follows in depth study and is developed into the formal positions presented in this publication. These positions are the basis for action.
What is a Position?
The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. Members must study and come to consensus on an issue, in order to form a position. This thorough grassroots process ensures that our advocacy is well considered by a broad range of people, understood by our members, and we have a sense of the political environment.