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We are truly a grassroots organization. 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.

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. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed 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.

    National Action Alerts

The best place to find LWVUS action alerts is their "Action Alert" page:

https://www.lwv.org/take-action

National Action Alerts

Support D.C. Statehood

     
The League of Women Voters has always fought to expand access to the
  ballot box and protect the voting rights of all Americans. 
Residents in DC deserve full representation in Congress. 
  Contact your Representative today and ask him to vote YES on HR51..

Go to  the  US League of Women Voters website for more Action Alerts 
          and information  on other important issues.
 

 

     Tell the Senate to Support the For the People Act (S1) Today! 

       Action Alert Timeframe: May 10, 2021 to July 1, 2021
 

         The For the People Act (S1) is making incredible progress in the Senate. 
         The progress we have made in gaining grassroots and legislative support is monumental.


         S1 
addresses some of the most pressing issues facing  our democracy by:
         Cleaning up our political system;
         Getting big money out of politics;
         Holding elected officials accountable for corruption; and
         Creating a democracy that is representative of all Americans' voices and values.

 

         Contact your Senators today!
      You can contact them through the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

   Congess Must Act to Protect the Nation from the Plague of 

   Gun Violence

 

     For far too long, Congress has been apathetic to the gun violence that plagues

our nation. Though we're not even halfway through 2021, our country has

already experienced over 147 mass shootings. The senseless shootings in Atlanta,

Boulder, and Indianapolis are just a few of the many tragedies that we've been

forced to grapple with.


The Biden Administration has taken executive action to help curb our gun violence 

epidemic, but these reforms can only do so much, and executive authority can only go so 

far. Now is the time for Congress to step up and pas common-sense gun violence 

prevention reforms, such as universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole,

and banning assault weapons. The House of Representatives has already passed HR 8, 

the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which is the first step in transforming gun safety

laws in our country. This legislation now sits before the Senate.

  Go to California League of Women Voters Action Alerts

     for more State Action alerts.

State League Action Alerts

 
ACTION ALERT
Act Now: Help us Streamline Voter Reg at the DMV, voting, California, elections

Demand a More Inclusive System to Strengthen Our Democracy