The League follows local issues and identifies opportunities to get involved and advocate for a course of action. We review our positions and decide whether we can get involved. This then feeds our action and advocacy priorities. The action and advocacy committee members, after approval by the league Board of Directors, decide how to take action and who will do it.
Every year in the late summer, members of the Action and Advocacy Committee meet to review our matrix of potential action items. The process involves identifying issues that are active or emergent in the community, related League positions that may allow us to advocate or take other action, and LWVSFC resources who are knowledgeable about the issues and positions. We also prioritize these issues and send the revised matrix to the board for final approval. The board and committee maintain the agility necessary to respond to unforeseen issues as well, but the LWVSFC is committed to strategic planning and we find this process integral to that effort.
The Action and Advocacy Committee meets monthly at noon, usually on the first Thursday. Please see the event calendar for specifics and come join us! Meetings are open to all members.