Making Democracy Work

League Advocacy

We are nonpartisan, we never support or oppose parties or candidates. Our mission is to educate, inform and advocate. After careful study, the League takes positions on issues.

Priority Issues for 2017

Publications for Issue Chairs

League Studies of Government Issues

The study of governmental issues is one of the basic functions of the League of Women Voters. Study is undertaken at all three levels: national, state, and local, and leads to both education and advocacy, two of the basic missions of the organization. The League's process for study has acquired a solid reputation for its in-depth and unbiased exploration of an issue submitted to its grassroots membership for informed discussion.

During this exploration, members draw on balanced, pro/con materials, develop their own resources, turn to technical experts and public officials for information, and reach out to the community through public meetings, surveys, and media coverage. This is all part of the study and consensus process upon which League position is based.

Once a position is reached, the League uses its grassroots strength to influence the shape of public policy. Work is focused on priority issues every year, in order to channel the League's citizen power for the greatest effect.

The League of Women Voters

  • only acts on an issue when we have a local, state, or national position or are acting under League principles.

  • never lobbies in opposition to a League position.

  • may use any local, state, or national position to lobby at the local governmental level only without asking for authorization from state or national

Studies are conducted and funded by the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund, the 501(c)3 organization.