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Impact on Issues is designed to help League leaders use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the state and local levels.
In addition to the official statements of position for each program area, this guide briefly traces significant past actions and achievements and indicates links among positions. The LWVUS public policy positions "in brief" listed on pages 1-4 reflect the program adopted by the 2016 Convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States. This listing summarizes the official full statements of position, which are presented in bold type in the relevant sections of this guide.
Impact on Issues is an indispensable resource for League leaders. A clear understanding of LWVUS positions, how they interrelate and how they can complement and reinforce state, local and Inter-League Organization (ILO) positions will strengthen the League's "Impact on Issues" at all levels of government.
In applying LWVUS positions to state, local and regional issues, it is the responsibility of the appropriate League board, depending on the level of action, to determine whether member understanding and agreement exists and whether the action makes sense in terms of timing, need and effectiveness. Please refer to "Legislative Action: Working Together to Influence Public Policy" starting on page 1 for tools and procedures for an effective action partnership among the national, state and local levels of the League.
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In 1983 a group of Montrose area women joined together to form a League of Women Voters unit in the county. Operating under a provisional status, they began working on the requirements needed to obtain full status - writing bylaws, making and publishing a county study, building a treasury and growing their membership. In 1987 they were recognized with full status.
In 2010, the Montrose County unit and the Delta County unit merged. The new LWV unit is known as the Montrose County unit.
The League of Women Voters is organized to parallel the three levels of government: local, state and national. Membership at the local level automatically includes membership at the state and national levels as well. At each level, a board of directors governs the League (see the LWV Bylaws for more details).
The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.
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