Issues and Program

Issues and Program

How Does The League Select Issues for Emphasis?    Issues

In League, Program means the issues that we choose for concerted study, education and action at local, state and national levels. Program can include both education and action.

The Program Planning process is part of what makes the League a grassroots organization; each League member has the opportunity to influence the selection of issues where the local, state, and national League will focus time, talent and money.

Every two years, members of local Leagues engage in Program Planning. Based on the results of this, the Board of Directors makes recommendations to the biennial convention delegates about the program to be adopted for the coming two year period.  The current program is—

Making Democracy Work®

Ensuring a free, fair and accessible electoral system for all eligible voters by focusing on:

  • Voting rights
  • Improving Elections and Advocacy for the National Popular Vote Compact
  • Campaign Finance/Money in Politics
  • Redistricting

The Campaign for Making Democracy Work® was adopted at the League of Women Voters National Convention July 2018 as the National Program for 2018-2020