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.

Ohio Positions

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Support an impartial districting process with opportunity for citizen participation. Support districts that are compact, contiguous, bounded by a non-intersecting line, and follow political boundaries as much as possible.

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Support a clear, flexible, organized, and internally consistent Constitution.

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Support open primary election systems that narrow the field of candidates for the general election and permit all registered voters, regardless of political party membership, to participate.

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Support preserving and enhancing the environmental integrity and quality of the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Ecosystem.

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Support state policies and programs that emphasize the proper priority for the management of hazardous waste.

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Support diversion of water only after studies indicate that diversion would be sustainable, and only after the development of a plan to protect the affected areas during all stages of development, operation, termination, and post-termination.

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Support both urban revitalization and farmland preservation and the curbing of urban sprawl.

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Support the philosophy that solid waste must be purposefully and systematically controlled by all levels of government.

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Support for joint, cooperative planning and administration along watershed lines and across political boundaries, and stringent water quality standards accompanied by strong implementation and enforcement.

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Support abolition of the death penalty and a moratorium on use of the death penalty.

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Support charter schools should be under the oversight of a locally elected school board, but, barring that, at a minimum they should be under the oversight of an elected state Board of Education.

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Support funding by the state to ensure that all Ohio citizens have access to higher education that provides general education and job preparation.

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Support legislation to stop human forced labor and sex trafficking.

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Support community-based, least restrictive placement; rights and humane treatment of children who are juvenile offenders

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Support the use of public funds only for public schools, state education standards, and state funding for education that guarantees a realistic and equitable level of per-pupil expenditures.
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