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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

Where We Stand


Scope

National - State - Local

Category

Representative Government - International Relations
Social Policy - Natural Resources

Representative Government Positions

Ohio Constitution

Support clear, flexible, organized, and internally consistent Constitution. Support specification that taxation is a General Assembly responsibility and that funding should be flexible. Support independence of judges, with preference for merit selection. Oppose term limits for the General Assembly.

Apportionment/Districting

Support an impartial districting process with opportunity for citizen participation. Support districts that are compact, contiguous, bounded by a non-intersecting line, and follow political boundaries as much as possible. Read more...

State Government Finance

Support taxation that is fair and equitable, provides adequate resources for government programs while allowing flexibility for financing future program changes, is understandable to the taxpayer and encourages compliance, and is easy to administer. Note: The League updated this position in 2010. Read more...

Citizen's Right to Vote

Protect the right of all citizens to vote; encourage all citizens to vote. Read more...

DC Self-Government and Voting Rights

Secure for the citizens of the District of Columbia the rights of self-government and full voting representation in both houses of Congress. Read more...

Apportionment

Support apportionment of congressional districts and elected legislative bodies at all levels of government based substantially on population. Read more...

Campaign Finance Reform

Improve methods of financing political campaigns in order to ensure the public’s right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and promote citizen participation in the political process. Read more...

Selection of the President

Promote the election of the President and Vice-President by direct-popular-vote and work to abolish the Electoral College. Support the National Popular Vote Compact. Support uniform national voting qualifications and procedures for presidential elections. Support efforts to provide voters with sufficient information about candidates. Read more...

Citizen's Right to Know/Citizen Participation

Protect the citizen’s right to know and facilitate citizen participation in government decision making. Read more...

Individual Liberties

Oppose major threats to basic constitutional rights. Read more...

Public Policy on Reproductive Choice

Protect the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices. Read more...

Congress

Support responsive legislative processes characterized by accountability, representativeness, decision-making capability and effective performance. Read more...

Presidency

Promote a dynamic balance of power between the executive and legislative branches within the framework set by the Constitution. Read more...