What is Program Planning?
Each January, League members meet to review our program positions in relation to the current and upcoming political landscape.
This year, we will be talking about
• the LWVBC in the 2018–2019 League year
• the LWVUS in the 2018–2020 biennium
Read our local positions here or in your Member Handbook.
Read LWVUS positions in full here.
How does it work?
• Members will suggest which positions should be retained, reviewed, or dropped.
• Members can also recommend new studies, ask that a position from another League be adopted by concurrence, and recommend issues for special attention,
To recommend a new LWVBC study:
• At least three members must be willing to conduct the research and present it to local League members.
• The proposal should include a timeline and the scope and the rationale for the study.
Suggestions from our program planning meetings in January will be reviewed by our LWBC Board of Directors.
At our Annual Meeting in May 2018, LWVBC members will discuss the board's recommendations and adopt our local program for 2018–2019.
Our board sends our LWVUS program recommendations to the LWVUS Board of Directors. In June 2018, delegates to National Convention in Chicago will consider the national board's recommendations and adopt the national program for 2018–2020.
LWVUS wants to know . . .
1. Do you support the proposed program focus, continuing the Campaign for Making Democracy Work®? (Yes/No)
2. Would you like to recommend another program item, in addition to or instead of the Campaign for Making Democracy Work®? (Yes/No)
Please provide a statement (300 words or less) describing the scope of your proposal including a description of the issue area, its importance in advancing the League’s mission as well as resources needed to carry out the proposal.
3. Which areas of the 2016-2018 national program priorities within the Campaign for Making Democracy Work® has your League worked on during the current biennium?
Check all that apply and share details in the comment section (300 words or less).
4. Which LWVUS positions does your League use to act at the state and local level?
Check all that apply.
5. Comment Section: Additional comments (300 words or less) on any aspect of program planning may be added here.