Public Policy Research
Since its founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters has studied and acted on public policy issues.
League action is based on the positions that come from research, study and discussion.
Over the years, the League has been engaged in policy issues such as ending child labor, insuring civil rights for all, establishing water rights, limiting nuclear proliferation, protecting the environment and keeping the vote open to all.
The positions taken by the League at the local, state and national levels form a solid platform for action.
LWV of the United States “Impact on Issues” report (pdf)
- 1960s: Civil rights, clean air and water
- 1970s: ERA, campaign finance reform and voting rights, League-hosted presidential debates, and men were welcomed in membership.
- Continued work on social reforms and environmental issues
- Work on arms control, reproductive choice, and gun control
- Advocated for “Motor Voter” registration, health care and clean elections . . . and more issues to come!