Like the Our Work section of www.lwv.org, this section of the Member Resources site focus on the programmatic work of the League at all levels. This section will be organized by issue or program area and include issue and study related resources like background papers, toolkits, fact sheets and templates. This area will also contain information on how you and your League can take part in various taskforces, programs or program based pass-through-grants.
New and Updated LWVUS Positions Adopted in 2016
LWVUS Board and Convention adopted the following positions during the last biennium (2014-2016). Positions on the constitutional amendment process and an update of the Leagues money in politics position were adopted after careful study and consideration by Leagues across the country. Two positions covering redistricting and behavioral health were adopted by consensus at the LWVUS 2016 convention.
A snapshot of the lives of the 670,000 residents of the District of Columbia.
A variety of ways in which individuals and Leagues can the struggle for fairness and equality, for DC Statehood.
A brief review of the world’s leading human rights bodies, including the OAS, OSCE and the UN Human Rights Committee concerns about the disenfranchisement of D.C. citizens.
A review of how the District of Columbia has been governed from 1790 to the present.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the District of Columbia and fair representation and statehood for DC.
An overview of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the District of Columbia.
A brief outline of Congressional authority over the District of Columbia and the impact that it has on the residents of DC. Congress reviews all DC legislation before it can become law. Congress can modify or even overturn such legislation. It can impose new and unwanted laws on the District. And, it retains authority over the District’s local budget, most of which is funded only by taxes levied by the District on its residents