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.
LWV Michigan Proposition Positions:
12-1, Emergency Manager Law Referendum: Oppose
12-3, Constitutional Amendment requiring 25 % Renewable Energy by 2025: Support
12-5, Constitutional Amendment requiring supermajority (2/3) vote of Legislature or referendum to increase taxes: Oppose
LWV Flint Area Genesee County Proposal Positions:
Genesee Health Plan millage renewal: Support (both State LWV and national LWV have positions that align with this proposal - see statement below)
Additional millage for MSU Extension Center: neither support or oppose (we do not have an adopted position relative to this)
Additional millage for Veteran Programs: neither support or oppose (we do not have an adopted position relative to this)
If you would like the League to investigate and consider adoption of a public policy position, or be involved in the update any of our positions, please feel free to volunteer as a League member. We have adopted a schedule to periodically review our current positions and are always open to discussing new issues relative to public policy. The review of positions is scheduled to begin in the month of February.
The following link: National Public Policy Positions - Summary will take you to a brief summary of the National League of Women Voter's Public Policy Position Statements.
Once you've reviewed the brief positions, if you have any concerns, you can review the positions in more detail through the following link: National Public Policy Positions - Complete
Following your review, we would appreciate your feedback as to whether you are satisfied with the "positions" or if you think they should be updated or deleted.
Feedback is required by February 13th. If you have not received our online survey form, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
The Flint Area League has scheduled a meeting on February 29, 2012, at the Flint Public Library, at 5:30pm, to discuss what, if any, changes will be recommended to the National office.
For your information, the current LWVFA Portfolio Chairs are: Government: Edit Prunty Spencer & Doris Sain International Relations: Linda Hoff Natural Resources: Linda Hoff Social Policy: Jeanette Hall
If you have questions about the review process, please contact Jeanette Hall at email@example.com
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.