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“THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL OFFICE IS THAT OF THE PRIVATE CITIZEN”
Justice Louis Brandeis
The League is wholeheartedly political and influences policy through advocacy. Though we mobilize people to create civic change, the League is strictly nonpartisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for office. The League takes action on an issue when we have a position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. These positions exist at the local, state, regional, and national levels of the League, and are always the result of thorough study and membership consensus. (Higher Education Study PDF, Consensus PDF).
The League may choose to take action at any time as policy issues arise in the community. The League of Women Voters of San Francisco also typically takes positions on propositions considered by San Francisco voters during the standard election cycle.
For example, the San Francisco League has positions in three areas:
The Advocacy/Action committee works to put our League’s Mission Statement into practice. We research and recommend to the League Board positions on local ballot measures; partner with League committees to identify mutual areas of education and advocacy; mobilize members to take action on League positions; and assess and update our local League‘s positions.
View the League’s Ballot Recommendations from the November 2016 Election
Download the full summaries and positions here
Proposition C: Loans to Finance Acquisition & Rehab of Affordable Housing Support
Proposition D: Vacancy Appointments- Support
Proposition G: Police Oversight- Support
Proposition H: Public Advocate- Support
Proposition I: Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities- Neutral
Proposition J: Funding for Homelessness and Transportation- Oppose
Proposition K: General Sales Tax- Neutral
Proposition L: MTA Appointments and Budgets- Oppose
Proposition M: Housing and Development Commission – Oppose
Proposition O: Office of Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point – Oppose
Proposition S: Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds– Neutral
Proposition T: Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists- Support
Proposition U: Affordable Housing Requirements for Market Rate Development Projects- Oppose
Proposition V: Tax on Distributing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages- Support
Proposition W: Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties over $5 Million– Support
Proposition X: Preserving Space for Neighborhood Arts, Small Business and Community Services in Certain Neighborhoods– Support
Proposition RR: BART Safety, Reliability, and Traffic Relief– Support
View and archive of past Advocacy Positions