The League is wholeheartedly political and influences policy through advocacy. Though we mobilize people to create civic change, the League does not support individual candidates for office. 


Local Issues

DC Statehood

We have supported self government for the District since the 1920s and have endorsed statehood as a means of acquiring full rights since 1993.  Read more >>

 

Local Campaign Finance Reform

The League is committed to reforming our local campaign finance system to combat corruption and undue influence, and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. Read more >>

 

Local Budget Autonomy

We support DC Budget Autonomy allowing the DC government to spend the money raised with local tax revenue without Congressional oversight. Read more >>

 

Ranked Choice Voting

The League of Women Voters, District of Columbia supports Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for partisan contests in both primary and general elections. Read more >>

 

Gun Safety

We have strongly support strengthening gun safety laws in the city since 1975. We also strongly believe it is the right of the people of the DC and their elected representative to determine the gun laws in our community. Read more >>


National Issues

Protecting Voters

The League’s mission includes ensuring a free, fair and accessible electoral system for all eligible voters. The League works year-round to combat voter suppression through advocacy, grassroots organizing, legal action and public education. Read More >>

 

Reforming Money In Politics

The League is deeply committed to reforming our nation's campaign finance system to ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. Read More >>

 

Defending the Environment

The League supports legislation that seeks to protect our country from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity. Read More >>


Our Positions

Our Advocacy is founded in our positions. And only with our positions can we act. We:

  • act on an issue only when we have an LWVDC or national position or are acting under League principles.
  • never advocate in opposition to a League position.
  • may use any LWVDC or other national position to advocate at the District level.
  • may advocate using a League position at other government levels if authorized by national.

Read more about our positions >>