Our Positions

Below are all of our positions.

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.

Park Forest Area Positions

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Support our position that the purpose of advisory commissions and boards in Park Forest and the Villages of Matteson, Richton Park, and University Park is to set goals and offer informed advice to the Village Boards of Trustees.

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Support the Community Relations and/or Human Relations ordinances in Park Forest, Matteson, Richton Park and University Park.

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Supports the concept that an individual should not simultaneously HOLD local public offices which have been determined to be incompatible either by a prohibition in statutory law or case law or determined to be incompatible in an Illinois Attorney General's opinion.

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Support continuing Home Rule in Park Forest.

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Support measures to strengthen non-partisanship in Park Forest government.

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Continue monitoring park facilities in Park Forest.

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Support groups working for regional cooperation in the areas of economic growth, the arts, diversity, education and workforce training, environment, planned growth and development, and housing in the Southland.
Subscribe to Local Positions

All Park Forest Area Subscribed Positions

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State and local Leagues, and individual League members, have a critical role to play in helping to limit future climate change and protect the planet.

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Promote peace in an interdependent world by working cooperatively with other nations and strengthening international organizations.

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The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that one of the goals of social policy in the United States should be to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families and that the most effective social programs are those designed to prevent or reduce poverty.

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Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.

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Promote an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.

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Secure equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Promote social and economic justice, and the health and safety of all Americans.

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The League of Women Voters supports a strong, effective United Nations and endorses the full and active participation of the United States in the UN system.