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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

National Positions

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...

United Nations

Support a strong, effective United Nations to promote international peace and security and to address the social, economic and humanitarian needs of all people. Read more...

Trade

Support U.S. trade policies that reduce trade barriers expand international trade and advance the achievement of humanitarian, environmental and social goals. Read more...

U.S. Relations with Developing Countries

Promote U.S. policies that meet long-term social and economic needs of developing countries. Read more...

Arms Control

Reduce the risk of war through support of arms control measures. Read more...

Military Policy and Defense Spending

Work to limit reliance on military force. Examine defense spending in the context of total national needs. Read more...

Natural Resources

Promote the management of natural resources as interrelated parts of life-supporting ecosystems. Read more...

Resource Management

Promote resource conservation, stewardship and long-range planning, with the responsibility for managing natural resources shared by all levels of government. Read more...

Environmental Protection and Pollution Control

Preserve the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the ecosystem, with maximum protection of public health and the environment. Read more...

Air Quality

Promote measures to reduce pollution from mobile and stationary sources. Read more...

Energy

Support envirnmentally sound policies that reduce energy growth rates, emphasize energy conservation and encourage the use of renewable resources. Read more...

Land Use

Promote policies that manage land as a finite resource and that incorporate principles of stewardship. Read more...

Water Resources

Support measures to reduce pollution in order to protect surface water, groundwater and drinking water. Read more...

Waste Management - Solid Waste

Promote policies to reduce the generation and promote the reuse and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes. Read more...

Nuclear Issues

Promote the maximum protection of public health and safety and the environment. Read more...

Public Participation

Promote public understanding and participation in decision making as essential elements of responsible and responsive management of our natural resources. Read more...

Agriculture Policy

Promote adequate supplies of food and fiber at reasonable prices to consumers and support economically viable farms, environmentally sound farm practices and increased reliance on the free market. Read more...

Education, Employment and Housing

Support equal access to education, employment and housing. Read more...

Equal Rights

Support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and efforts to bring laws into compliance with the goals of the ERA. Support civil marriage for same-gender couples. Read more...

Fiscal Policy

Tax Policy: Support adequate and flexible funding of federal government programs through an equitable tax system that is progressive overall and that relies primarily on a broad-based income tax.

Education, Employment and Housing: Support equal access to education, employment and housing.

Funding of Entitlements: Support a federal role in providing mandatory, universal, old-age, survivors, disability and health insurance. Read more...

Health Care

Promote a health care system for the United States that provides access to a basic level of quality care for all U.S. residents and controls health care costs. Read more...

Meeting Basic Human Needs

Support programs and policies to prevent or reduce poverty and to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families.

Income Assistance: Support income assistance programs, based on need, that provide decent, adequate standards for food, clothing and shelter.

Support Services: Provide for essential support services.

Housing Supply: Support policies to provide a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family. Read more...

Child Care

Support programs and policies to expand the supply of affordable, quality child care for all who need it. Read more...

Early Intervention for Children at Risk

Support policies and programs that promote the well-being, development and safety of all children. Read more...

Violence Prevention

Support violence prevention programs in communities. Read more...

Gun Control

Protect the health and safety of citizens through limiting the accessibility and regulating the ownership of handguns and semi-automatic weapons. Support regulation of firearms for consumer safety. Read more...

Urban Policy

Promote the economic health of cities and improve the quality of urban life. Read more...

Death Penalty

Support the abolition of the death penalty. Read more...

Immigration

Promote reunification of immediate families; meet the economic, business and employment needs of the United States; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. Read more...