How We Advocate
Our democratic system sets the League of Women Voters apart from other organizations when it comes to advocacy. We speak with one Voice. We advocate as a complete unit at the local, state, and national level. After a thorough study of all sides of an issue, action is based on input from our member base, and we form our official positions. Being one cohesive unit at all levels makes us a powerful constituency.
Every year, our State Action Team publishes a list of action items for the Oregon League. View Issues for Action 2016-2017 for an in depth description of our positions, and what types of issues the League of Women Voters® of Oregon (LWVOR) will be advocating for during legislative sessions. Our Action Team consists of members throughout the state of Oregon who have a vested interest in the legislative process. These members use the League’s official positions to write testimony, advocate, and lobby the Oregon state legislature on behalf of the League and citizens (that’s you!). Our most prevalent issues and positions fall into three distinct categories: Governance, Natural Resources, and Social Policy.