Positions on Issues
What is a position?
The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. We develop a position on an issue through study of the issue by our members and reaching consensus.
The League uses its positions to advocate on issues.
League advocacy begins with members selecting, studying and seeking consensus on issues which are of public concern. The League uses its positions to advocate for policies, legislation and ballot measures which it believes would best serve the public interest and against proposals which are in conflict with those goals.
LWV Palo Alto: Positions on Local IssuesPositions in detail for each issue area:
LWV California: Positions on State Issues
LWVUS: Positions on National Issues
Electoral Systems and Transfer of Federal Public Land. One longstanding LWV position, abolition of the electoral college by Constitutional amendment, was upgraded to an action focus of the Making Democracy Work® campaign.
Positions on County and Regional Issues:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY:
The five Leagues in Santa Clara County have developed a set of positions on many subjects over the years using a study and consensus process. These positions may be used by the Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County with authorization of the LWV County Council to take stands on issues before Santa Clara County governmental organizations or on ballot measures.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:
Bay Area positions address Regional Government, Regional Planning, Environment, Natural Resources, Hazardous Materials Management, Social Policy, Surface Transportation, and Airport Transportation.
All positions have been reviewed and updated in 2016: