Like the Our Work section of, 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.

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  • 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.

Constitutional Amendment Study Guide

The Constitutional Amendment Study Guide includes the Background, Foundation Readings, Consensus Questions, Points of View and Specific References for the questions.

Synopsis of “Constitutional Amendmentitis"


This short paper presents a synopsis of the article, “Constitutional Amendmentitis,” by Kathleen Sullivan that first appeared in the December 19, 2001, issue of The American Prospect, 

Money in Politics State and Local Voter Template

A Sample Money in Politics Voter Template is now available for Leagues to use in state and local Voters outlining how your League can take part in the Money in Politics (MIP) Review.

Money in Politics: Independent Expenditures

The Money in Politics paper on Independent Expenditures describes the history of independent expenditures and the evolution of regulations addressing them. It also examines recent trends in this type of spending and why it matters.

Handbook for Successful Consensus Meetings

The Handbook for Successful Consensus Meetings provides an overview of League studies, the role of local League boards and study committees, as well as information on consensus and tips for running a smooth meeting.  It is intended as a resource for local League committees. The Handbook is designed to help you be successful in sharing the materials with your League and conducting productive consensus meetings. 

The New Soft Money by Daniel P. Tokaji & Renata E. B. Strause (e-book)

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji & Renata E. B. Strause have authored an e-book entitled The New Soft Money and with their permission, we have linked to a copy. The entire book is well worth reading. Sections of Chapter 1 including The New Rules of the Game, pp.17-23 and The Players, pp.23-27 cover the issue of coordination and are of particular interest to Leagues as we examine the current system of campaign finance reform.


The Money in Politics (MIP) Review and Update Committee is providing ready-to-use resources and strategies to help understand the current system of campaign finance regulation. These materials, which we call “Meetings-in-a-Box,” are available online and are designed for Leagues to use for member and community events. They are intended to engage members and the general citizenry on MIP issues as they are evidenced nationally and in states and communities. In addition, they will help prepare members for the LWVUS update of its campaign finance position. This update of the League’s position on campaign finance will get member understanding and agreement on the extent to which the League thinks that financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment.