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ACTION ALERTS

LWV California (LWVC) and LWV United States (LWVUS) Action Alerts:

To see the most current LWVC Action Alerts

To subscribe to LWVC Action Alerts and other information

To see LWVUS Action Alerts and subscribe to updates

NATIONAL ACTION

See the national League of Women Voters website

Go to LWVUS' Get Involved page to see and respond to the latest Action Alerts. This is the place to subscribe to future Action Alerts as well as updates on our action at the national level and in other states.

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

STATE ACTION

The League of Women Voters of California website has a new look and more information than ever!

On its Take Action page see an explanation of how the League takes action, a list of current and past Alerts (opportunities for you to act including a way to subscribe to future Action Alerts, and under Legislation, a Bill Status Report showing which bills LWVC supports or opposes.

LEAGUE POSITIONS

The word "Program", in the League lexicon, is a term that refers to those issues that the League, as a whole, takes up for concerted study and action. LWV Ventura County must conform to LWVUS and LWVC positions as well as to our local positions.

Click here for a list of LWV California and LWV United States' positions.

Click here for a list of the positions of LWV Ventura County.

League of Women Voters of the United States Impact on Issues 2016-2018, A Guide to Public Policy Positions is designed to help League leaders use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the state and local levels.