League of Women Voters
|League of Women Voters|
The LWV is nonpartisan, meaning it does not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties at any level of government.
According to the organization, "The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."
Carrie Chapman Catt founded the LWV in 1920 at the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The League started as a way to get women involved in politics and use their newly granted right to vote responsibly. It has always been nonpartisan and encourages policy advocacy.
- The League of Women Voters is led by a executive committee and a board of directors (dead link) which consists of 13 members.
The League of Women Voters lists their issues on their website. The following is an abbreviated list:
- Protecting and engaging voters
- Reforming money in politics
- Defending the environment
- Gun safety
- Improving government
- Reforming immigration
- Global democracy
- Advancing healthcare
- Fixing fiscal policy
The following is a list of measures the League of Women Voters took a stance on:
- Opposed Arizona Health Insurance Reform Amendment, Proposition 106 (2010)
- Opposed Arizona Civil Rights Amendment, Proposition 107 (2010)
- Opposed Arizona Land Conservation Fund Transfer, Proposition 301 (2010)
- Opposed Arizona First Things First Program Repeal, Proposition 302 (2010)
- Supported California Proposition 15, Public Funding of Some Elections (June 2010)
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