When democracy is attacked, we can’t stay neutral. We must stand in our positions and advocate for what is right and just.
- LWV CEO Virginia Kase
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. 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 League members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study until a consensus is reached. It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position.
Action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.