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Where We Stand

All of the League's advocacy efforts are based on Positions. Learn about how League Positions are developed and the issues they address.

Aiona-SweeneyAll of the League's advocacy efforts are based on Positions.  A Position is a statement of the League's point of view on a particular issue.  It is developed after careful and thorough study by members in which they try to examine the issue from all sides.  The final Position statement captures general agreement among members, arrived at through discussion and consensus, on the issue.

All levels of the League (local, state, national) have developed Positions that may be used for League advocacy. They cover a wide range of public policy issues.

LWV Portland Positions

Complete Local Positions (PDF, 147 KB)
Topics includeCity Government; Planning; Economic DevelopmentEconomic Development Assistance; Neighborhood Associations; Portland Police Bureau; Portland Development Commission; Multnomah County Library System; Public School Districts in Portland; School Funding; Multnomah Education Service District (MESD); Housing; Community Residential Facilities; Teenage Girls at Risk; Juvenile Justice; Promotion of Orderly Metropolitan Government; Metropolitan Government; Regional Planning and Governance; Urban Growth Management; Metropolitan Transportation; Port of Portland; Solid Waste

LWV Oregon Positions

Issues for Action (PDF, 1.04 MB)
Topics include:  Constitutional Provisions; Economic Development Revenue Bonds; Election Laws; Emergency Board; Fiscal Policy - Tax System; Initiative, Referendum and Recall; Oregon Election Methods; Oregon State Courts; Redistricting; Air Quality; Offshore and Coastal Management; Energy Conservation; Nuclear Energy; Land Use; Parks; Seismic Risks; Water Policy and Planning; Water Quality; Water Resources of the Columbia River and the Columbia River Task Force; Adult Corrections; Child Care; Children at Risk; Public Postsecondary Education; Farmworker Issues; Adult Mental Health in Oregon; Mental Health Services for Children and Youth; Homeless Youth in Oregon; Juvenile Justice 

LWV United States Positions

Impact on Issues (PDF, 1.0 MB)
Topics include:  Citizen's Right to Vote; DC Self-Government and Full Voting Representation; Apportionment; Campaign Finance; Selection of the President; Citizen's Right to Know/Citizen Participation; Individual Liberties; Public Policy on Reproductive Choices; Congress; Presidency; United Nations; Liberal Trade Policies; US Relations with Developing Countries; International Development Assistance; Private Investment and Commodity Arrangements; Arms Control; Military Policy and Defense Spending; Natural Resources; Federal Agriculture Policy; Equality of Opportunity; Fiscal Policy; Health Care; Meeting Basic Human Needs; Child Care; Early Intervention for Children at Risk; Violence Prevention; Gun Control; Urban Policy; Death Penalty


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