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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.

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NEWS for MEMBERS

League Lingo

There are certain terms that are unique to the League of Women Voters- "League Lingo." Some are listed here to help new members and remind all of us. More will be printed at a later date.

ACTION: Promoting the League's positions on local, state and national public policy issues to government officials, the media and the public.

Action Alert: Request from the LWVUS or state League to take action in support of a League position.

Annual Meeting: Local year-end business meeting to elect officers and directors, vote on bylaw changes and adopt a budget and program of work for the next year.

Associate Member: A nonvoting member of the League, such as a person under 18 years of age or a non-citizen.

Consensus: Collective opinion of a substantial number of League members, representative of the membership as a whole, after objective study of an issue.

Concurrence: Agreement by League members with a position on an issue reached by a small group of members or by another League.

Convention: A state or national League meeting held every other year at which delegates elect officers and directors for the biennium, adopt program, make bylaw changes and adopt a budget, usually for one year. Local Leagues send delegates to state convention, local and state Leagues send delegates to national convention.