Making Democracy Work

Action and Advocacy

Action and Advocacy

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.

LWVG Positions

The Greenwich League maintains active advocacy on three issues: Greenwich Affordable Housing, Water Long Island Sound, and Improving the Effectiveness of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting.

In past the Greenwich League of Women Voters has taken positions on the Ethics Policy as it relates to Town Employees, Board of Estimate and Taxation, the Executive Branch of the Town of Greenwich, the Town Budget Process, Greenwich Land Use Planning, Drinking Water Supply & Protection, Open Space Preservation, Property Acquisitions by the Town of Greenwich, Transportation Management, Waste Management, Social Policy - Greenwich Public Health Care Services.

Click here to read about The League's positions on current issues.

Please click here to read our LWVG RTM Study

Survey Results of Support for Recommendations by RTM Members, May 2018

Please click here to read The League's Recommendations for Improving the RTM's Effectiveness