Convention

2022-2023 LWV Ohio State Convention Planning 

Positions and Priorities (Program): Local League Input

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In order to prepare for State Convention, we need all local Leagues to review several items. In this packet, you will find all the materials you need.

Please note: If there is any chance of your League presenting a study, please start early in order to gain the necessary support from other Local Leagues. There is a guide to proposing a study in Appendix 4.

League program is the education and advocacy platform that members of the League of Women Voters adopt to support the mission of their organization. 


League Principles are concepts of government supported by the League as a whole. They are the authorization for adoption of national, state, and local program. (See Appendix 3) Read more...

The League grew out of the women’s suffrage movement. In 1920, after women won the right to vote through passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, members of the movement founded the League of Women Voters of the United States in order to make further constructive use of the energy and drive of the suffragists. Read more...

The biennial Position and Priority Review is a chance for Local Leagues to give policy direction to the LWVO board and staff regarding ​state​ League positions (you are asked to review national positions in alternate years). Grassroots planning is a unique League feature. We ask you to give thoughtful consideration to the positions and activity that LWVO has taken historically, and to provide feedback based on the unique perspective of your members. Read more...

Updates and studies can be problematic if not given sufficient time for development. The support of other local Leagues can play a role in allowing for a recommendation for acceptance at convention. Yet, that is not the final word as we have seen at the last state convention. A League can bring a new study to the floor (the Criminal Justice Study as an example). This is a grassroots organization. Read more...

It is anticipated that a League suggesting a study for a new position will form the core study committee for the work involved. But that committee also needs representation from other areas of the state. Therefore, there must be support from other Leagues. Getting that support at this stage is very important. Read more...

When you read through Agenda for Action, you can see the date a position was adopted and each time it was revised. Some of our positions are very comprehensive and actually reference policies, documents, agreements, etc. Sometimes terminology has changed. Sometimes the scope of the issue has expanded or new research has redefined the issue. Read more...

To be a recommended item at the 2023 Convention, a program recommendation must have significant support among Ohio Leagues as indicated on local Leagues’ Report Forms. Therefore, LWVO urges Leagues to build support for their recommendations for a review/update, a study, or for dropping a position by reaching out to other Ohio Leagues during the planning process December-February and asking them to make the same recommendation. Read more...

Our priorities right now are voting rights, election security and redistricting. We are prioritizing Making Democracy Work. 

 

We never thought we would still be dealing with redistricting, but that still needs to be our focus. We have fought long and hard to get us to this point and need to keep going as we are using temporary maps. Read more...