The following list describes the formal process by which The League of Women Voters does studies and takes positions on issues.
Studies are done on statewide issues based on scopes of work approved by the membership at biennial conventions.
These studies are conducted by committees appointed by the League President and reviewed by both issue experts and reading committees of League members who edit for characteristics such as neutrality, thoroughness and readability.
Following publication of studies, the League holds consensus meetings at which members who have read the studies answer questions about the study material which gets collected and consolidated to form an official opinion.
Those consensus meeting responses are consolidated to frame a League position, based upon which the League may take action for or against specific legislation.
Studies are funded by the Education Fund because they are informative to the public. Any action taken post-consensus is not funded by the Education Fund.
The League of Women Voters of Washington is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. LWVWA Education Fund contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.