One of the reasons for the League’s political effectiveness is its reputation for thorough study before taking a policy position.
The LWVK Guide to Positions is designed to help League leaders use LWVK public policy positions effectively at the state and local levels. In addition to the official statements of position for each program area, this guide briefly traces significant past actions and achievements, and indicates links among positions.
This listing summarizes the official full statements of position. In applying LWVK positions to local and regional issues, it is the responsibility of the appropriate League board – depending on the level of action – to determine whether member understanding and agreement exists and whether the action makes sense in terms of timing, need and effectiveness.
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2021 LWVK Guide to Positions complete version
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Policy
The Board of the League of Women Voters of Kansas adopted the following policy at its meeting on February 9, 2019:
LWVK is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.
The LWVK affirms its commitment to reflecting the diversity of the state in its board, staff, and programs.
LWVK supports KanCare expansion.
The League calls on elected officials to do what’s right for the personal and economic health of Kansas.
The LWVK Board approved the Statement on Legislative Transparency on June 2, 2018.