Making Democracy Work

LWV Studies

The purpose of a study, at any level, is to educate members so that they can be informed participants in consensus and provide the necessary data for formulating the ultimate League position.

This fall, LWVO will present a series of public information forums and discussion programs, followed by meetings where members will work for consensus on a set of questions aimed at creating the new policy positions for adoption at the national level. Our committee urges everyone to get ready for these meetings by reading the fascinating and thought-provoking materials on the LWVUS study web page.
With a major election ahead, local Leagues around the country are participating in the following National and State League studies:

Higher Education Study --a study with the purpose of forming an LWV CA state position on public higher education in California, including the California Community Colleges (CCC), the California State University (CSU), and the University of California (UC) systems.
Read more about LWVO's Higher Ed Study!

Money in Politics An update of the existing policy statement on campaign finance to support effective action against the corrupting influence of dark money, especially in the post-Citizens United era.
Read more about LWVO's Money in Politics Study!

Constitutional Amendment --a new study of the process for amending the constitution, much discussed as one possible response to the effects of that 2012 Supreme Court decision. Oakland and our neighboring Leagues have jumped right into this effort.
Read more about LWVO's Constitutional Amendment Study!