The study of governmental issues is one of the basic functions of the League of Women Voters. Study is undertaken at all three levels of LWV: national, state, and local — and leads to both education and advocacy, two of the basic missions of the organization. The League’s process for study has acquired a solid reputation for its indepth and unbiased exploration of an issue submitted to its grassroots membership for informed discussion. Consensus or concurrence of the members on various aspects of an issue results in a League program position. Such a position becomes the foundation for League advocacy (actions).
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.