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Recent LWVOA Studies and Testimonies


Study Materials for Consensus on the Issue of Public Transportation in Lorain County
Consensus meeting took place at Kendal at Oberlin on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The position statement was approved at the Annual Meeting on June 6, 2015. See Studies by the LWVOA

2014 Oberlin Research Group Final Report
LWVOA Transit Survey Powerpoint, 2013
LWVOA Transit Survey, Comments, 2013
LWVOA Summary Report with Consensus Questions


Testimony by John Elder concerning House Bill 231 - January 29, 2014
Testimony by Linda Slocum, LWVOA, concerning House Bill 31: Safe Storage, Oct. 29, 2013
Testimony by Rosie Craig, LWV of Ohio, concerning House Bill 31: Safe Storage, Oct. 29, 2013

***House Bill 31 has been reintroduced by Rep. Patmon. It is now HB 75.***



Taking action on League positions

Taking action for the public good is a cornerstone of the League's mission to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

League advocacy is on selected issues on public policies consistent with League positions. Through a study and consensus process, positions are established at the national, state, and local levels.

A local League may take action at the local level as long as that action is based on local, state, or national positions. The decision to take action on issues that affect only the local League's geographic area rests with the local board. Action may be taken based on LWVUS and LWVO principles if the local board considers that members are adequately informed and agree with the proposed action. The action should be appropriate in timing, need and effectiveness and other Leagues in the area affected by the position concur.

To review the positions established by the national LWV click here.

To review the positions of LWVOhio click here