The League's program consists of those governmental issues that the League has chosen (over the years) for concerted study and action at the local level. The program process is specified in the bylaws.
At each annual meeting, members are asked to adopt the program consisting of issues on which League members reached a consensus. Positions must be readopted each year by League members at the annual meeting in order to remain on the program of issues for possible action.
State and national League studies and consensus are considered at their respective conventions.
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.