|LWV||League of Women Voters||LAD||Legislative Action Dept.|
|LWV||League of Women Voters of United States||AA||Action Alert|
|LWVAR||League of Women Voters of Arkansas||LP||Local President|
|LWVEF||League of Women Voters Education Fund||DPM||Duplicate President’s Mailing|
|OEF||Overseas Education Fund||PR||Public relations|
|ILO||Inter League Organization||CONCON||Constitutional Convention|
|PMP||Per Member Payment||IR||International Relations|
|NCM||National Contributing Member||HR||Human Resources|
|MAL||Member at Large||ERA||Equal Rights Amendment|
|NBR||National Board Report||CZM||Costal Zone Management|
|SBR||State Board Report||NR||Natural Resources|
|SBM||State Board Meeting||EQ||Environmental Quality|
|R/H||Report from the Hill||UC||Urban Crisis|
|VS/CI||Voter Service/Citizen Information||MC||Member of Congress|
|EIS||Environmental Impact Statement||LDC||Less Developed Countries|
In carrying out the League program includes: 1) providing information 2) building public opinion and 3) supporting (or opposing) selected legislation.
to 1) adopt program for year. 2) elect officers and directors. 3) adopt budget. 4) transact other business.
CALL FOR ACTION
When National, State or Local Board believes that legislation action will be most effective, it sends out a “call for action.” The League or individual members are asked to contact their legislators or take other suitable action.
Not a rigid majority, but a significant body of opinion in favor of (or opposed to) specific action.
Agreeing with a position.
The part the individual takes in government or politics through committees or through individual action.
Membership and decision on the local level.
The issues listed in the program are items.
One means of reaching a position.
NATIONAL (STATE) CONVENTION
Held in even (odd for State) years. Includes representatives from each Local League and from State Board.
NATIONAL (STATE COUNCIL)
Held in odd (even for State) years. Includes 2 representatives from each State (Local) League.
The League shall not support or oppose any political party of candidate but urges its members to work as individuals in the party of their choice.
A League member who attends a public meeting for the purpose of learning and of reporting back to the League. She/he may ask questions for clarification but does not state personal opinions.
The government problems chosen by the membership for study.
Governmental policies supported by the League as a whole, which constitute authorization for adoption of national, state and local program.
Does the program groundwork.
The gathering and/or preparing of information and publications and the reading, thinking and discussing of this material.
The membership of a Local League may be divided into small groups that meet at times and places convenient for their members to discuss program and League activity.
A year-round activity to help the individual citizen be politically effective.