Positions from Texas

Below are all of our positions.

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.

Local Positions

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To achieve an equitable system of criminal justice in Texas for Adults and juveniles.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports state government action for control of air pollution in Texas.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports the right of all persons who have behavioral health disorders to have access to services designed to help them reach and maintain an optimal level of functioning in the least restrictive environment.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports laws and practices relating to political campaign finance that eliminate excessive and/or inappropriate spending and promote equitable competition among candidates.

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For as long as the death penalty is an applicable punishment in Texas, the LWV supports reform of the capital punishment system in Texas

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports the development and implementation of adequate legislation, policies, services, and programs to protect children from abuse and neglect.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports policies, legislation, and programs that address the needs of all Texas children and families for accessible, affordable, and quality child care.

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Ensure that state budget cuts do not undermine children's access to health care.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports equitable and efficient means of enforcing court orders for child support. The League of Women Voters of Texas supports changes in Texas laws that would enable a court to award adequate post-divorce payments to a spouse when appropriate.

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To Achieve an equitable system of criminal justice in Texas for Adults and juveniles.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports adequately funded state and local programs that work to eliminate the incidence of domestic violence and to alleviate its effects.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports education for drug abuse prevention. We support drug education and drug treatment programs as an alternative to incarceration.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports constitutional and statutory provisions for flexibility within a coordinated finance structure; equitable taxation system that assures adequate revenue; and increased accountability

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports a basic level of health care for the medically indigent.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports a comprehensive health care system for older Texans that ensures a seamless continuum of quality care.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports changes in Texas law governing mandatory homeowner associations

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The League of Women Voters of Texas is opposed to all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas recognizes that cultural diversity is a source of strength. The League of Women Voters of Texas supports economic assistance to those areas of the state disproportionately impacted by immigration.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports equitable intestacy laws

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports an effective, independent, qualified, and inclusive judiciary for Texas

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports an effective state juvenile justice system and programs and policies to prevent juvenile violence and crime.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports a comprehensive state land use policy to provide for the orderly development of the state

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports policies, legislation, and programs that enable a small dollar loan market that maintains access to affordable credit while safeguarding consumers.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports a school finance system that would provide taxpayer equity and an equitable distribution of funds to ensure that all Texas school children receive a high quality education.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports state-mandated STANDARDIZED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS that are used with a state-mandated curriculum as a method to measure individual mastery and proficiency in a subject, and as a diagnostic tool to measure student growth in progress from one year to the next.

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Support for a state redistricting process and standards that promote fair and effective representation with maximum opportunity for public scrutiny

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports more flexible structures and adequate powers at the local level; comprehensive regional state planning, including regional planning councils

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The League of Women Voters of Texas support a transportation system to move people and goods that includes a variety of transportation modes, with emphasis on increased transportation services and other viable alternatives; that is efficient, convenient, and cost effective; that services all segments of the population and diverse geographic needs; that minimizes the harmful effects on the environment, is integrated with land use, and is supported by extensive public education.

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Support every citizen's right to vote (Online Voter Registration & Same Day Registration), uniformly enforced election procedures, clearly stated election laws that facilitate voter engagement and turnout, improve transparency and public input in the redistricting process.

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The League of Women Voters of Texas supports the proposition that water is a natural resource and should be managed for the benefit of the people and the protection of the environment. Further, water conservation should be mandatory, with adequate citizen education for effective water stewardship.
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