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.
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,
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 Money in Politics PowerPoint is a meeting-ready overview of money in politics issues for Leagues to use in meetings for members and the community.
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.