Our Positions

Below are all of our positions.

What is a Position?

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. Members must study and come to consensus on an issue, in order to form a position. This thorough grassroots process ensures that our advocacy is well considered by a broad range of people, understood by our members, and we have a sense of the political environment.

Idaho Positions

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports public oversight through elected officials and officers in the formation, governance, and operation of charter schools.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports enforceable child-care licensing regulations that address health, safety, fire and supervision standards.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports minimum stream flows; support for comprehensive planning on a basin-wide basis for conservation, development, and management; supports an inventory of water resources within the basin.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports for revision of the state school fund distribution formula to achieve greater equalization of educational opportunity and tax burden; supports increased state funding for public schools; support for kindergartens, career and vocational education, and special education; supports reducing the supermajority required to pass bonds.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports management of Idaho’s endowment lands to provide maximum revenue consistent with good land management policies and practices, protection of the environment and preservation of future values; supports a statutorily-created Land Board.

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The Leauge of Women Voters of Idaho supports regional energy planning, supports demand-side management (conservation) as a significant source of additional energy, supports a least-cost plan for acquisition of additional generation and transmission resources.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports state legislation mandating the Worker and Community's right to know concerning hazardous materials; supports state efforts to ensure public safety and the protection of the environment in the transportation of hazardous materials.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost available to all residents and a reasonable total expenditure level for health care.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports a tax structure that is balanced, progressive, i.e., graduated based upon income, and adequate, and which is administered in a thorough and cost-effective manner.

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The League of Women Voters supports merit selection with retention by uncontested election as the preferred method of choosing judges for Idaho state courts.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports comprehensive land-use planning for Idaho; supports local planning within state guidelines and with state assistance; supports citizen participation and consideration of the public’s interest in land-use decisions.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports the Idaho Legislature setting a state minimum wage rate, that is higher than the 2017 federal minimum wage and will then adjust automatically based on a scientifically valid index linked to the cost-of-living in Idaho.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports a bipartisan citizens' reapportionment commission to reapportion both houses of the Idaho legislature on a population basis with substantially equal legislative districts; supports anti-gerrymandering controls, public hearings, and judicial review.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports educational and transitional programs directly linked to current offender populations and mechanisms which hold contractors immediately accountable for the programs they deliver.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho believes alternatives to imprisonment should be explored and utilized, taking into consideration the circumstances and nature of the crime.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho supports a vote by mail election system in Idaho that is secure, accurate, recountable, and accessible with particular focus on measures that address concerns about accessibility and security of voting by mail.
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All Idaho Subscribed Positions

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State and local Leagues, and individual League members, have a critical role to play in helping to limit future climate change and protect the planet.

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Promote peace in an interdependent world by working cooperatively with other nations and strengthening international organizations.

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The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that one of the goals of social policy in the United States should be to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families and that the most effective social programs are those designed to prevent or reduce poverty.

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Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.

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Promote an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.

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Secure equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Promote social and economic justice, and the health and safety of all Americans.

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The League of Women Voters supports a strong, effective United Nations and endorses the full and active participation of the United States in the UN system.