Our Positions

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.

Tarrant County Positions

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Ensure adequately funded services to enable the mentally ill to function at an optimal level in the least restrictive environment. Support for community-based residential services.

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Eliminate excessive and/or inappropriate spending and limits to contributions to promote equitable competition among candidates. Strengthen accountability and combat undue influence.

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Promote a moratorium on the death penalty. Support the option of life sentence without parole in capital cases.

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Protect children from abuse and neglect through adequate funding, services and programs, training to report signs of abuse and neglect, and correctional measures for abusers. Enforce court orders for child support.

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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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State and local Leagues, and individual League members, have a critical role to play in helping to limit future climate change and protect the planet.

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Support measures to combat climate change, including promotion of renewable energy resources and energy conservation. Support control of air pollution in Texas.

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Provide a secure prison environment with maximum educational opportunities and adequate health care. Promote meaningful sentencing reform. Support bail reform for economic non-violent crimes.

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Support programs to eliminate the incidence of domestic violence, including protective orders and financial compensation for victims.

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Support treatment programs for drug abuse and addiction as an alternative to incarceration. Support elimination of penalties for cannabis when recommended by a physician or for small amounts.

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