Making Democracy Work

LWV Advocacy in Action

Engaging the Public

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Precinct Observers

The LWV of the Flint Area conducts precinct observation at major elections. This is an activity that requires a 2-hour training and a time commitment on Election Day of at least 2 hours. If you are interested in participating as a Precinct Observer, please contact Linda Hoff at

LWV Positions

Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

Local Positions

LWVMI Positions

You can review positions on Michigan issues: LWVMI Statements and Positions

LWVUS Positions

You can review LWV positions on National issues: LWVUS National Positions