Policy Positions & Studies

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. Members must study and come to consensus on an issue, in order to form a position. This thorough grassroots process ensures that our advocacy is well considered by a broad range of people. 


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Agenda for Action is the history and guide to LWV Ohio's positions on state public policy issues. 

It includes each position’s history, outlook for the future, and how it has been used for action; it is a companion publication to Impact on Issues, published by the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS). The two publications should be used together to fully understand the basis for League action. LWVO uses LWVUS positions for state-level action when applicable and appropriate.


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Impact on Issues is the history and guide to League of Women Voters of the United State's positions on public policy issues.


It can be used to advocate at the national, state, local, and regional levels. It includes the League's full official statements, a background and history for each position, and significant actions and achievements.


LWV Ohio Studies

The League has a reputation for carefully and thoroughly studying issues – looking at all sides, accessing the best available research, consulting experts with contradictory philosophies, and considering both long-term and short-term consequences – in order to provide our members and the public with comprehensive, fair, and easy-to-understand educational materials. 

LWV Ohio is currently engaged in two studies:

  • Health Equity Study

The study will address the issues of public health and health disparities, as well as the distribution of resources for health care. Health Services include health care, public health, and the creation of environments in which people have the opportunity to be healthy.

For more information contact Karen Leith (kpl7@aol.com)


  • Arming School Personnel Study

Due to a loophole in the Gun Free School Zones Act (a 1990 federal law), Ohio school districts can choose to arm school personnel without community knowledge. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact on the health and safety of students, school personnel, and communities when school personnel are armed while on school grounds. The scope includes include risk of harm to students, school personnel, and communities; mishandling of firearms; training; cost; accountability; and liability issues.

STATUS: The Study Committee is conducting a literature search regarding various aspects of the issues. Their next step will be to interview subject matter experts.  Any help in these two areas is welcome.  For more information contact Tracey Mackay (tdebilmac@gmail.com) or Carol O'Connel (cloconnell1@gmail.com). 

Contact Us: 

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Columbus, Ohio 43215

Email: lwvoinfo@lwvohio.org

Press/Media inquiries: press@lwvohio.org

Phone Number: (614) 469-1505

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