The Program Planning Process
The League of Women Voters is a grassroots organization. That means that all League program emanates from the members, not from the Board of Directors. The League depends on the members to suggest areas of interest for program action or studies which may eventually become positions and so the foundation for our advocacy. In 2016/2017 the program was a call for action called Get Out The Vote in Texas (GOTV). Recent program studies at the state level include Human Trafficking and PayDay and Auto Title Loans in Texas.
Many of our positions date back to the early years of the League. To keep them fresh and up-to-date, we engage in a process called Program Planning every two years before our Convention. We want every member to review our program positions, and decide if they should be kept, dropped (if achieved or no longer relevant), amended, updated, or restudied. This is also the opportunity of suggest new studies.
Members should review We Support, a short list of our current program positions. The positions are elaborated more completely in the publication, Program Perspectives 2016-18. Both of these can be found under the Publications link.
Program Planning for 2017-2018
Reports due January 20, 2018