Making Democracy Work

Study

What is study? How does LWVCC decide to conduct a particular study?

The League studies issues at the local, state and national levels.

Members of the LWV of Concord-Carlisle wishing to propose an item for local study present their idea at the LWVCC Local Program Planning meeting early in the year. After Board review, the issue is voted on at the LWVCC Annual meeting in May. Usually no more than one or two studies are given priority in a single year.

A study involves formal research by members on public issues. Members choose the issues the League studies. A position based on member consensus is developed, adopted and used as a guideline for League action. Members arrive at agreement on which policies would best serve the public interest, and the League then lobbies and advocates, and sometimes even litigates, for their implementation.

For more information about League Studies, click here.