WHAT IS ACTION?
"Action is agitating, organizing, educating, pleading, and persuading" - said Carrie Chapman Catt, a leader of the women’s suffrage movement and founder of the League of Women Voters.
Today, action is whatever the League does to influence government officials to implement the League's program goals. Action is sending emails, writing letters, visiting public officials, mobilizing public support and testifying at hearings.
How does the League take Action?
- Lobby Day (5/18/2016)
On May 10th the League held its annual Lobby Day. Our members lobbied their legislators on ethics and voting reforms, education issues, Raise the Age, and access to contraception. Handouts from Lobby Day.
- Legislative Packet 2016 (4/26/2016)
- All League action is taken in accordance with positions arrived at after study and a consensus process. League positions and the history of actions taken under these positions are found in IMPACT ON ISSUES (Updated 2014)
- Issue Specialists’ Manual (9/19/2013)
Key information on the procedures and process used by the state League in taking legislative action, especially for the Issue Specialists (experts in a single issue area).
- All action is taken to further our positions, with emphasis on those items contained in our
2016 Legislative Agenda Brochure(1/22/2016). The League also takes action in coalition with other organizations; see our Coalition Membership List(Updated 7/2012)
- To find out when the NYS Legislature is in Session this year, click here, 2016 NYS Legislative Session Calendar(11/11/2015).
- The Citizen Lobbyist (8 page booklet) (3/2013)
Making Your Voice Heard: How You Can Influence Government Decisions