Leagues at all levels take action. Our advocacy can include lobbying, legislative testimony, public statements, writing letters to media or legislators, holding press conferences, speaking at hearings and public meetings, adding our voice to a ballot measure campaign, joining coalitions or sending action alerts to our members. Taking action is always based on current program positions and/or on League Principles.
LWVC Legislation Committee
Action on legislation and ballot measures are considered by the LWVC Legislation Committee. The Legislation Committee can take action for the LWVC on bills, and makes recommendations to the whole LWVC board for action on ballot measures.
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LWVA Action Committee
The LWV Alameda Action Committee follows local governing bodies to advocate and lobby for League policy positions. During elections the Action Committee participates in analyzing local measures and making recommendations to the Board for the League’s position on selected issues. Throughout the year the Action Committee concentrates on proposals and decisions of local boards and commissions and alerts the Board for possible action when a proposal relates to a League position. Additionally, the Action Committee identifies selected issues of high interest to LWVA to work on throughout the year.