In the winter of even numbered years, members across California begin the program planning process by reviewing all existing positions and current issues with their local League members. After discussion, each local League recommends positions to be retained, reviewed, updated, and/or deleted as well as those that the LWVC should emphasize for the following two years. In the spring, the LWVC board of directors evaluates the responses from local Leagues along with current state issues and available financial and human resources. The board develops a proposed League program. The proposed program could include issues for emphasis using existing positions or possible development of new or updated positions through the study process. In May, delegates to the LWVC Convention vote not only on the issues for emphasis, but also on: retention, update and deletion of positions; proposed studies; and the budget for these activities.
Our issues are selected through this grassroots process, with some modifications by the board over time (in order to be responsive to the changing needs of our state).