Key Issues


What Are The League's Key Issues In California?

The Issues for Emphasis adopted by Convention 2017 delegates for 2017-2019 are:

  • Making Democracy Work in California (election reform, redistricting, money in politics, voting rights and expanding the electorate)
  • Natural Resources (climate change, water, and land use)
  • Response to Changing Federal Policies and Budget Actions (tax reform, healthcare, protecting the environment, and immigration)

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.

Key Issues

To promote a better understanding of California’s water issues and complexities, we offer background on California’s water resources, the demands on these resources, and the state’s current approach to water management.
Voters are likely to be faced with more large water bonds in future elections. Yet making informed decisions on these investments in managing California’s water resources are difficult given unclear answers to key questions such as:
• How should limited and unpredictable supplies be allocated among competing demands?
• Who is responsible and accountable for managing water supplies and quality?
• How much will it cost to ensure safe and reliable supplies for the public and environment?
• Who should pay?

Climate Change Photo

Heat records are being broken, glaciers are melting, and the seas are rising. We have reached a point where no matter what we do; we cannot avoid a very different climate future. We must act now to prevent truly catastrophic consequences. But what can we do? The most powerful action is our knowledgeable vote.

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Millions of campaign dollars are flowing everywhere in our elections. Make sure you follow the money using the Voter's Edge California site during elections.

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Californians deserve world class schools and universities; quality healthcare, safe neighborhoods, and affordable homes.  That is what our taxes should pay for. It’s past time to close this loophole and stop letting big business rob our schools and local communities, impoverish future generations, and endanger California’s economic future. The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 is the responsible, fair, and long overdue tax system to ensure California can thrive; now and in the future.

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The League supports measures that protect every citizen's right to vote and ensure the government's responsibility to protect this right. As a core issue for the League, this is always a priority issue for action.