LWVUS public policy position statements serve as the basis for the national, state and local Leagues to take action. Position statements are adopted every two years at the national League of Women Voters Convention, after lengthy study and consensus by League members. The next League national Convention will be held June 25-27, 2020 in Washington, DC.
The Impact on Issues contains all LWVUS positions agreed to through study, consensus and concurrence.
Expanding Voter Access
We fight to increase voters' access to the polls, including expanding early voting, automatic and online voter registration.
Congressional districts and government legislative bodies should be apportioned substantially on population. We oppose partisan and racial gerrymandering that strips rights away from voters.
Money in Politics
Elections should be about the voters not big money interests. It's time to limit SuperPACs and secret donors to protect representative democracy.
Fighting Voter Suppression
We challenge all efforts and tactics that threaten our democracy and limit the ability of voters to exercise their right to vote.
Other Current LWVUS Priorities:
Every U.S. resident should have access to affordable, quality health care, including birth control and the privacy to make reproductive choices.
As citizens of the world we must protect our planet from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.
The U.S. Census data is used to make decisions around education, healthcare, infrastructure, and political representation. With increased growth in the country, getting an accurate and complete count of every person living within is crucial to ensure that each state receives funding to support the number of residents in each state.
Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises.
The Upper Mississippi River Region ILO operates under the LWV US Natural Resources positions. Gretchen Sabel, an LWV ABC member, is the Upper Mississippi River Region ILO president.
Click here for more information on the Upper Mississippi River Region Inter-League Organization.