The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization which:
The LWVSPA believes that political parties are essential to the American system of government and that the participation of informed citizens is beneficial to the political parties and to the system. Consequently, the LWVSPA encourages its members as individuals to be active in the political parties, in finding and supporting candidates for public office, and in seeking election to public office. Members are not eligible to serve on the Steering Committee while seeking or holding public office.
The Coordinator/Co-Coordinators, Voters Service Committee Chair, and any other Steering Committee member whose position has high visibility/sensitivity should not actively participate in any partisan political campaign.
Members may either post a LWV lawn sign, promoting voting, in their yard or a partisan sign promoting a candidate. Members may not have both a LWV and a partisan sign in their yard. Coordinator/Co-Coordinators, Voters Service Committee Chair, or other more public/sensitive positions should only post a LWV sign, promoting voting, in their yard.
In co-sponsoring an event, it is important that national LWV guidelines for non-partisanship are agreed upon before co-sponsoring. All co-sponsored activities must be approved by the Steering Committee.
The political activities of a spouse or relative of a Board member are to be considered as separate and distinct from the activities of the Board member.
There are no other specific restrictions on political activities. It is the responsibility of the Steering Committee individually and collectively, to insure that the community has no reason to question the nonpartisan position of the League of women voters of the Stevens Point Area, as an organization. This policy is to be reviewed and discussed annually.
The LWVSPA Ecomunicipalities position provides information regarding the objectives and conditions for Stevens Point.
The League of Women Voters of the Stevens Point Area maintains the following positions regarding local education.
i. Support of a unified school district with current and projected enrollment and phasing out of inadequate or outdated schools ii. Continuous upgrading of school facilities which should be flexible for future and current needs in order to provide a complete educational program iii. Continued land acquisition in relation to area growth with the district iv. Effective communication among school board, administrators, teaching staff, fiscal body, and the public v. Equitable and adequate taxation to support school needs and the exploration of sources of taxation other than property tax vi. Upgrading of teachers' salaries sufficient to maintain a staff of qualified teachers vii. That the school district is fiscally independent