Program Planning 2024
Program Planning: Building from the Roots
League Program consists of the body of issues each League chooses for study, education, and action; it is how the League supports its mission through education and advocacy.
Input from all members is an essential component of Program and it begins with each local league. In fact, League action in support of League positions may be taken only in those areas where there is member understanding and agreement in an official position.
The LWVUS Board recommends that Program 2024 - 2026 continue the Campaign for Making Democracy Work®, the years-long programmatic focus of Leagues that includes voting rights, improving elections, campaign finance, and redistricting and direct election of the President by popular vote. The main goal of the Campaign for Making Democracy Work® is to ensure a free, fair, and accessible electoral system for all voters.
The LWVBCo will host at least 2 general membership meetings, February 22, 5-7pm, and Sunday, February 25, 1-4pm, to discuss Program for the national level. The board will review the results and recommendations from these meetings so that we can submit the 2024 Program Planning Survey to the national office by March 10, 2024. All survey results will be reviewed by the LWVUS, whose Board will then vote to support a selection from the program recommendations. The LWVUS proposed League program will be shared with all members and will be discussed, debated, and voted on at the convention by delegates from Leagues across the country.
To learn more about the importance of member participation in planning, please review the LWVUS webpage, Making Democracy Work and the Impact on Issues on how to use national positions to act in our own communities. The meeting purpose is also described in our January/February 2024 Voter.
This is your chance to make sure your ideas and concerns are considered at the national level. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity.
Thursday, February 22, 5-7pm
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Sunday, February 25, 1-4pm
Pikesville library meeting room
1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208