Advocating for Change
Leagues at every level take positions based on study and consensus among members. The League uses these positions to advocate for public policy changes. During the consensus process, members draw on balanced pro/con materials, develop their own resources, turn to technical experts and public officials for information, and reach out to the community through public meetings, surveys and media coverage.
LWV-Lafayette has conducted studies focusing on local issues and has participated in studies initiated by LWV-LA and LWVUS.
Money in Politics Review
Money in Politics Review, a study adopted by the LWVUS Education Fund Board in October 2014, was designed to conduct an update of the League’s on campaign finance. Through a study and consensus process, the campaign finance position was updated in 2016 to consider the rights of individuals and organizations, under the First Amendment, to express their political views through independent expenditures and the finance of election campaign activities; and how those rights, if any, should be protected and reconciled with the interests set out in the current position.
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