The positions of the League of Women Voters of Maryland are adopted after a committee has conducted a study and produced fact sheets and consensus questions. Members in each of the local Leagues meet to discuss and come to consensus on the issue.  Our adopted positions and some examples of how they have been used can be found in "Studies and Action". For the latest National LWV positions click here.

This is a summary of the positions adopted by our members at the national level.  These positions are used by Leagues at the local, state, and federal level.  Click on the topics below to see the detailed positions. 


The League of Women Voters promotes an open governmental system that is representative, accountable, and responsive. Whatever the issue, the League believes that efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibilities, adequate financing, coordination among levels of government, effective enforcement, and well-defined channels for citizen input and review.

Natural Resources

The League of Women Voters promotes an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.

Social Policy

The League of Women Voters supports Social Policies that secure equal rights and equal opportunity for all, and that promote social and economic justice and the health and safety of all Americans.