The League of Women Voters at all levels advocates and lobbies on issues on which it has statements of position. When legislation is being introduced or considered on a topic about which the League has a position, an “Action Alert” to the members may be issued. These “Action Alerts” can appear in email, on our website home page, and on social media.
League Action and Advocacy
The League of Women Voters at all levels advocates for issues on which it has statements of position. These “positions” are reached by consensus of the League membership after thoughtful research and study. The position statements of the League of Women Voters of Virginia (LWV-VA) can be found in three formats using the links below or by going to LWV-VA POSITIONED FOR ACTION. The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS), League of Women Voters of National Capital Area (LWVNCA) and Virginia Local Leagues can be found at OTHER LEAGUES’ POSITIONS. The League of Women Voters of Virginia Positions can be found in these three different formats:
- LWV-VA Positioned for Action 2019 abridged version (8 1/2″ x 11″) here
- LWV-VA Positioned for Action 2019 full version with history here
When legislation is being introduced or is being considered in the General Assembly on a topic about which LWV-VA has a position, an “Action Alert” to the members may be issued, calling for members to contact their respective legislators, AS AN INDIVIDUAL, about the legislation. Only the LWV President, or designee, may contact elected or government officials on behalf of the League. Both the LWV of the United States and the LWV of Virginia issue Action Alerts about legislation pending in the U.S. Congress and the Virginia General Assembly, respectively, based on their respective positions. Following on this page is a list of Alerts, in chronological order, that were issued in the foregoing years. Watch this page for Action Alerts and information about issues of concern to the League in the 2015 General Assembly Session and in the 2014 U. S. Congress.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DAY – Each year LWV-VA holds a day of advocacy Day during the G. A. Session when League members can talk to their individual legislators. This event is usually the first Wednesday of February and is sometimes joined by other organizations like AAUW. Check the LWV-VA Calendar page for latest information as it becomes available.
Provided by Virginia21, this manual provides a lot of useful information on how to do effective advocacy. Thank you Tim Cywinski for sharing with us. https://lwv-va.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/advocacy-manual.pdf
- View the Presentation using LIS that was shown at the 2018 Pre-Session Event here http://bit.ly/LIS-presentation
- Additional information on using LIS can be found on their website at http://lis.virginia.gov/SiteInformation/LISUserguides.html