Our Positions

State and National League Positions

League of Women Voters of Washington Program in Action
League of Women Voters of United States* Impact on Issues
*LWVUS' positions are also listed below, under All Benton-Franklin Counties Subscribed 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.

Benton-Franklin Counties Positions

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The League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties supports adequate funding for necessary programs and services, recognizing local citizen responsibility for funding programs and services.

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The League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties supports bi-county cooperation in providing services and in planning for new facilities and programs.

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The League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties supports that all health care planning involve opportunity or strong local input.

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The League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties supports expending all efforts to utilize district and community resources to maximize the educational experience of each student. This League also supports schools having an interest in promoting the health of their students.

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Based on League's basic principles and positions, the League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties can encourage local Irrigation Districts to be transparent, encourage their members to be aware of District business and participate in the election of their directors.

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The League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties supports regional planning and implementation of river shore development to carry out the following objectives (in order of priority): 1) preservation of the unique natural quality of the area's river shore; 2) enhanced recreational and cultural activities; 3) contribution to the region's tax base.

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Sustainable Communities

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The League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties supports public transportation.
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All Benton-Franklin Counties Subscribed Positions

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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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Promote peace in an interdependent world by working cooperatively with other nations and strengthening international organizations.

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The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that one of the goals of social policy in the United States should be to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families and that the most effective social programs are those designed to prevent or reduce poverty.

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Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.

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Promote an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.

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Secure equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Promote social and economic justice, and the health and safety of all Americans.

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The League of Women Voters supports a strong, effective United Nations and endorses the full and active participation of the United States in the UN system.