Our Positions

National

  • Impact on Issues 2016-18Impact 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 2016-2018 program adopted by the 2016 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.

State

  • Impact on Issues 2017LWVNYS 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.

Rensselaer County Positions

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All Rensselaer County Subscribed Positions

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State and local Leagues, and individual League members, have a critical role to play in helping to limit future climate change and protect the planet.

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Promote peace in an interdependent world by working cooperatively with other nations and strengthening international organizations.

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The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that one of the goals of social policy in the United States should be to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families and that the most effective social programs are those designed to prevent or reduce poverty.

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Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.

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Promote an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.

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Secure equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Promote social and economic justice, and the health and safety of all Americans.

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The League of Women Voters supports a strong, effective United Nations and endorses the full and active participation of the United States in the UN system.