Positions and Advocacy
The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause after a process of study at the national, state or local level.
A League study pursues facts and details. Through discussion, pro and con, members learn the scope of the study. After members reach consensus, the state, local or national board forms positions based on that consensus.
It is the consensus statement 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
Jackson has no local positions. We are currently studying Housing Stability and Foreclosure during the process leading up to Consensus discussion.
National League Positions can be found on LWV.org website
Listed below are 15 positions Michigan’s state League holds in the areas of Government, Natural Resources, and Social Policy. More details on these positions can be found on the League’s State Website by clicking here.
- Redistricting For the State Legislature and US House of Representatives
- Election Laws
- Intergovernmental Relations Within Michigan
- Government Finance
- Great Lakes Ecosystem
- Land Use
- Solid Waste Management
- Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
- Children and Youth
- Public Education (Pre-K-12) in Michigan
- Health Care
- Social Services System
- Structure and Funding of Michigan’s Public Libraries
- Agricultural Migrant/Seasonal Workers
- Prisons in Michigan