What is League of Women Voters Program?
Program planning is the grassroots process of recommending and selecting governmental issues for study and agreement in reaching a public policy position. League program is the education and advocacy platform that we adopt to move our mission forward. The overarching program focus is the Campaign for Making Democracy Work®. with an emphasis on Voting Rights and Election Reform as well as identifying LWVUS positions to be used in education and lobbying. This is a hallmark of the League of Women Voters grassroots’ role in study and action.
Making Democracy Work incorporates four areas: Voting Rights, Improving Elections, Money in Politics, and Redistricting. Leagues at national, state and local levels continue to work to protect and advance voting rights and election reform at this critical time for our democracy, as well as fight efforts in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures to suppress voting. League litigation in Arizona in 2022 was successful when a judge banned ballot box observers from taking photos of voters within 75 feet of a ballot box or openly carrying guns within 250 feet of the boxes assuring the right to vote safely with freedom of expression.
The League of Women Voters continues to play a leadership role in their communities, legislatures, and courts in all aspects of Making Democracy Work®. At the local, state, and federal levels, our work on voter advocacy is at the heart of the League’s mission.
LEFT: Photos from our LWVAZ 2023 State Convention