LWVAZ Rebuttal to Top-2 Primary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Laurie Roberts is often cited by our members as ‘tough but fair’ (a high compliment).  Her article “Politicians want voters’ hands off their partisan primaries” (August 14, 2012) is an exception.  So, why is it unfair? First, because Ms. Roberts insinuates that the Top 2 initiative is power to the people.  It is not. Second,…

Privatization Position from LWV US

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] POSITION The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that when governmental entities consider the transfer of governmental services, assets and/or functions to the private sector, the community impact and goals of such transfers must be identified and considered. Further, the LWV believes that transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good…

When Candidates Decline to Participate…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Since its founding 1920, the League of Women Voters has held candidate debates to inform and educate voters. This is part of the League’s mission to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.In 1992, state and local Leagues of Women Voters sponsored more debates than any other organization in the United…

Summary of Various Stances on the Quality Education & Jobs Initiative

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The ultimate decision by the LWVAZ board was to support this initiative. SUPPORT FOR “QUALITY EDUCATION AND JOBS INITIATIVE”Backup of Public Policy Positions While the National League in Impact on Issuesdoesn’t have a positionspecificallyto support many of the issues addressed in this Initiative, it does support the concepts in general.In MEETINGBASICHUMANNEEDSit has supported “the…

LWV US Position on Federal Role in K-12 Education

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_message message_box_style=”standard” style=”rounded” message_box_color=”info” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-info-circle” icon_openiconic=”vc-oi vc-oi-dial” icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-adjust-brightness” icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-note” icon_linecons=”vc_li vc_li-heart” icon_pixelicons=”vc_pixel_icon vc_pixel_icon-alert”] The League of Women Voters believes that the federal government shares with other levels of government the responsibility to provide an equitable, quality public education for all children pre-K through grade 12. A quality public education is…

Calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention: Why? Why Not?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] At its national convention in June 2014,the League of Women Voters approved a motion to begin a comprehensive three-part program of study and review focusing on three specific structures of American democracy: A study of the process of amending the U.S. Constitution; A review and update of the League position on campaign finance in…