A Study, usually lasting one or two years, is most often the first step in developing an official League position on an issue. In short, a Study Committee researches the issue, presents it to the membership who comes to agreement or consensus on the issue, and a League position is developed.
What Is The Study Process?
Study Committee members fashion consensus questions that are then asked of the membership as part of a study kit. Kits often include articles, books, data in the form of charts and graphs, videos, suggested speakers, discussion questions, and other resources. Members use the study kit internally and often with their community to better understand the issue.
Consensus is the overall decision-making process by which substantial agreement among members is reached on an issue. Often this happens over the course of several meetings, but may include surveys and other methods. If the members reach consensus, the board forms recommended positions based on that consensus. Those recommendations are submitted to the Study Committee.
Pesticides and Biocides Study of 2021, adopted on January 19, 2023
Cybersecurity Adopted 2020
Older LWV Oregon Studies
Clackamas County Studies
LWV National Studies Index