Action and Advocacy

Action and Advocacy

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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. 

LWVUS Positions may be found in the publication

Impact on Issues 2018-2020 (pdf)

The LWVMA summarizes its positions in the publication 

 Where We Stand 2018 (pdf) .  Also see two recent LWVMA positions adopted June 2019 on the Environment and also on the Initiative and Referendum Process in Massachusetts.

Our Local Falmouth Positions

 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. Study committee members fashion consensus questions to beaddressed 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.