Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse

The need for civil discourse is urgent, given today’s extremely polarized politics. The League of Women Voters has always promoted civility in government. We call for more respectful communication among citizens and elected officials at all government levels.

On May 7, delegates to the 2017 LWVOR Convention voted to adopt by concurrence this position from LWV San Luis Obispo, California:

“Promote civil discourse through action and education for all government bodies, staff, and citizens for the purpose of improved public policy decisions and processes. Civil discourse means, at a minimum, mutually respectful, courteous, constructive, and orderly communication.”

For more information check out the links below:

Promoting Civil Discourse in Our Local Communities (PPT)
Civil Discourse; From Confrontation to Dialogue (PDF)
Revive Civility and Respect Month (PDF)
Applying Democracy in Dialogue (PDF)
Oregon Community Program Overview (PDF)
League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo Civil Discourse Brochure (PDF)
League of Women Voters of Oregon Civil Discourse Presentation (PPT)