Our annual Program Planning meeting sets our priorities for our local League and determines our recommendations to other levels of League for their priorities.
League program is the education and advocacy platform that we adopt to move our mission forward. Leagues determine their program for the upcoming cycle in early spring and vote on it at Annual Meetings or Conventions in early summer. Our meeting will cover LWVUS and LWV Bay Area for the next two years, and LWVNC for one year.
For LWVUS, Leagues are asked to share information on how their work will impact the Campaign for Making Democracy Work® as well as identify LWVUS positions that they intend to use in education and lobbying. This year, LWVUS is also asking state and local Leagues to provide input on the pilot concurrence process. In June 2019, LWVUS authorized a pilot concurrence on electoral systems. The purpose of the pilot was to give Leagues additional time to review and consider this position during their program planning.
What should we be working on in the region or right here in Napa County? This is our time to brainstorm, discuss and recommend the issues that will focus our work and make it effective in the coming months.
In order to be better informed and prepared for the discussion, see the attachments below which include information on the concurrence on electoral systems, LWUS Program Planning Directive, and LWV of Bay Area positions. For the entire text of LWVUS positions, go to lwv.org/impact-issues.
Concurrence Information Quick Resource | LWVUS Pro & Con Considerations | What is League Program LWVUS
Bay Area League Program Planning