Issues / Positions

Issues / Positions

Our Core Positions 

Electoral Democracy 
LWVSC supports policies that ensure fair and open elections through unbiased and equitable redistricting, encouraging voter registration and access to voting, open primaries, and use of voting equipment that ensures that voters can participate without any undue obstacle and produces election results that can be verified as accurately reflecting the intent of voters. 

Effective and Accountable Government
LWVSC supports development and monitoring of government structures, processes, and procedures that are efficient, responsive, representative, transparent and accountable; providing citizen access to, and participation in, decision-making; and a system of state and local taxation that is equitable and provides adequate revenue for public purposes.

Human Rights and Human Services
LWVSC supports the creation of a nurturing, protective and supportive environment for all of its residents, regardless of race or gender. Important public services that contribute to that environment include education, health care, protection of children’s rights, and the criminal justice system. We support a public state-supported education at all levels which is high quality, effective, equitable, fully funded and accountable. We affirm the right of children to protective services, safe and affordable child care and fair and supportive treatment when in the juvenile justice system. We support policies that will reduce the prison population and provide better services to inmates that will help to rehabilitate them when they return to the community.

Environmental Policy
LWVSC supports promoting an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest by recognizing the interrelationships of air quality, energy, land use, habitat preservation, waste management and water resources, sustainable agricultural programs and practices and a balanced approach to transportation and growth management planning.

PROGRAM and ACTION AGENDA 2019 - 2021 Revised May 2020