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What Are The League's Key Issues In California?

The Issues for Education and Advocacy adopted by Convention 2015 delegates for 2015-2017 are:

Public Higher Education Study: This three-year study was adopted at Convention 2013. The study committee is working on the materials for Leagues and members, and you're invited to join a Yahoo Group that has been created for discussion.

We also note that the LWVUS top-priority Legislative Priorities for 2015 are Money in Politics and the many facets of Voting Rights and Election Administration. The second-tier priorities are Climate and Environmental Protection, Immigration, and Health Care (including Reproductive Choice).

Why Are These The League's Key Issues in California?

In League, Program means the issues that we choose for concerted study, education and action at local, state and national levels. Program can include both education and action.

The Program Planning process is part of what makes the League a grassroots organization; each League member has the opportunity to influence the selection of issues where the local, state, and national League will focus time, talent and money.

Every two years, members of California Leagues engage in Program Planning for the state League. Based on the results of this, the LWVC Board of Directors makes recommendations to the biennial convention delegates about the program to be adopted for the coming two year period.