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League Lingo - Our Vocabulary
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
ORG Organization LU Land Use
VS/CI Voter Service/Citizen Information MC Member of Congress
EIS Environmental Impact Statement LDC Less Developed Countries

  • ACTION

    In carrying out the League program includes: 1) providing information 2) building public opinion and 3) supporting (or opposing) selected legislation.

  • ANNUAL MEETING

    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.

  • CONSENSUS

    Not a rigid majority, but a significant body of opinion in favor of (or opposed to) specific action.

  • CONCURRENCE

    Agreeing with a position.

  • CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

    The part the individual takes in government or politics through committees or through individual action.

  • GRASS ROOTS

    Membership and decision on the local level.

  • ITEM

    The issues listed in the program are items.

  • MEMBER AGREEMENT

    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.

  • NON-PARTISAN

    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.

  • OBSERVER

    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.

  • PROGRAM

    The government problems chosen by the membership for study.

  • PRINCIPLES

    Governmental policies supported by the League as a whole, which constitute authorization for adoption of national, state and local program.

  • RESOURCE COMMITTEE

    Does the program groundwork.

  • STUDY

    The gathering and/or preparing of information and publications and the reading, thinking and discussing of this material.

  • UNITS

    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.

  • VOTER SERVICE

    A year-round activity to help the individual citizen be politically effective.

  • Arkansas Public Policy Panel
  • Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas
  • Mental Health America in Northwest Arkansas
  • American Association of University Women
  • Women's History Coalition of Washington County