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LWVCYC Public Policy Positions

League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County Public Policy Positions

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

Juvenile Justice and Social Issues

The LWVCYC encourages and supports the continuance and introduction of programs for children (birth to 18) in the areas of health, mental health, care and supervision that are provided by parents, public, and voluntary agencies. These programs must be funded, timely, appropriate, coordinated, available, and accessible by public transportation.

Meeting Basic Senior Needs

The LWVCYC encourages and supports the continuance and introduction of programs and services for seniors in the areas of health, care giving, jobs, recreation/socialization, transportation and affordable housing to be provided by private and public entities, the goal of these programs and services should be to pursue coordination, build coalitions, educate the public, and to oversee and monitor the process and results.

Water

The LWVCYC encourages and supports the effective use of water and effluent, controlled development and use of alternative water sources (all sources other than ground water), increased water conservation and education and cooperation of communities in Central Yavapai County.

Workforce Housing

The LWVCYC encourages and supports affordable housing for the workforce that provides vital community services in the areas of education, health care, public safety and retailing.

Public Transportation

The LWVCYC encourages and supports the establishment of an affordable and accessible regional public transportation system to serve the needs of residents and visitors in Central Yavapai County.
If you would like to see our complete position on any of the given summary statements, please contact our League president.

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