Advocacy is also known as “Action” in the League of Women Voters. We believe “government of the people” means letting your voice be heard on issues of importance — taking action beyond Election Day. Action takes many forms: contacting elected representatives, rallying around issues, writing letters to the editor, asking questions at town hall forums, speaking at public meetings. League encourages all our members and all citizens to take action on every issue that matters in their lives — keeping our democracy strong.
Before the League takes action as an organization, we first research, study, discuss, and reach consensus on an issue. This process creates “support positions” which guide our advocacy as an organization. For over 100 years, national, state, and local support positions have informed every “action” taken by the League. The “study and action” process has earned LWV our reputation for fairness and thoroughness.