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. 


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.


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. 

  • In 2020, a study on Health Equity was concluded, and in 2021, a study on Armed School Personnel was concluded. Both positions have been incorporated into the Agenda for Action. 

  • There are currently no ongoing studies.