The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
All LWVG members are encouraged to attend the 2018 State and Local Program Planning Meeting Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 7:15pm
Dessert and Coffee at the home of Joanne Stavrou Please RSVP to Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the program planning meeting is to review our state and local League "positions" and set an advocacy agenda ("program") for the upcoming year. See items to be covered and background below. Members are encouraged to review positions before the meeting.
Two Other Active Positions: 1) Housing and 2) Water/Long Island Sound. See: http://lwvg.org/LWVGPositions.html
- LWVCT Positions: The State League has two 10-year positions up for review: 1) school vouchers 2) internet and media. Members of CT Leagues are asked to evaluate them for relevancy, completeness and applicability. See: http://lwvct.org/files/positionsinbrief2018.pdf . Jonathan Perloe will update us on advocacy efforts for the NPV.
- Local Positions: Each year at the program planning meeting LWVG members review the status of our local positions. They are: RTM Study Recommendations. This is an advocacy priority and Cyndy Anderson will update us. See:http://lwvg.org/files/ConcurrenceStatementFinal-final.pdf
Background: The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, grass-roots political organization. Along with voter education, one of our most important missions is advocacy. The LWV conducts advocacy at the national, state and local levels. Each has its own distinct positions. Our local LWVG positions relate to local public issues. When we identify issues of interest to members, a study committee is formed to conduct formal research on the issue. The most recent example of this is the RTM Study. When a study is completed, the committee presents its findings and advocacy recommendations to League membership. If a consensus is achieved, the recommendations become a "position" and are formally adopted at the next Annual Meeting. The LWVG then advocates for it as appropriate. Positions are considered either "active" or "archived". Active positions must have a LWVG member "specialist" in place who will present testimony on 1) initiatives being discussed by various Town of Greenwich bodies, or 2) changes to the existing system proposed by the LWVG. Positions pertaining to issues not currently under discussion by Town government are "archived". For more see:
- Greenwich League (LWVG) : http://lwvg.org/LWVGPositions.html
- LWVG Archived Positions list: (p. 4) http://lwvg.org/files/lwvg_news_0218_color_web.pdf
- Connecticut League: http://lwvct.org/about_action.html.
- National League: http://forum.lwv.org/sites/default/files/impact_on_issues_2016-2018_positions_in_brief.pdf