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.

Connecticut Positions

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports a campaign finance system that ensures the public's right to know, combats corruption and undue influence, and enables candidates to compete more equitably for public office

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut believes that the political process must be open to all citizens and that the right to vote with confidence in the election process and with adequate information with which to make informed decisions must be guaranteed for all.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports government officials and employees being held accountable for carrying out their duties in an effective and ethically-responsible manner.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports the state budget as an effective policy-making tool of the state government, bonds as funding for long-term capital projects, and state funding intervention in specified programs.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports continued improvement in the structure and procedures of the General Assembly in order to maintain its effectiveness as an independent and responsive branch of the state government.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports the current method of amending the State Constitution, with amendments proposed by the General Assembly and ratified by referendum and then the General Assembly.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports policies and procedures which promote comprehensive long-range planning for conservation and development of land and water resources.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports comprehensive, community-based mental health systems for children and adults.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports the concept of collective responsibility among individual school districts and the state to take proactive steps toward achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation in the student population.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports a system of public education in the state which will provide a suitable program of educational experiences for each child and sufficient financial resources to each community to support that level of educational services.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports a system of elementary and secondary education that must be fiscally and educationally accountable to Connecticut citizens.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports appropriate services and programs to encourage and enable adolescent parents to finish high school and become economically self-sufficient, ensure that K-12 students have access to appropriate sex education, & provide adequate training to teachers of these recommended programs.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports the planning and development of a statewide balanced transportation system.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut supports state policies and programs which promote comprehensive long-range planning for conservation and development of land and water resources.
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