WHAT MEMBERS CAN DO AS INDIVIDUALS
"Action is agitating, organizing, educating, pleading, and persuading" - Carrie Chapman Catt
League members must keep in mind that
THE LEAGUE SPEAKS WITH ONE VOICE.
Members should remember that only the identified League spokesperson, usually the president, is responsible for getting the League position to the public.
League members are encouraged to express views individually and share the information obtained as a result of the League's study, position or information. Once a League position is arrived at, that is the League position and the relevant board determines when, where and how to apply the position thereafter.
It is the prerogative of a member to take no action or to take contrary action as an individual.
Thus, as individuals, we all have the right to contact our public officials about matters of concern. What we learn from League sources can always be used to inform a person's individual action.
The LWVUS has suggested modes of action for individuals. Click
to see that list.
If you want to get involved in the political discourse as an individual, here are some other pointers:
Gather the material you need for informed action.
1. Check in often with the LWVUS, LWVNY (www.lwvny.org) and your local websites. In particular, read the Facebook and Twitter feed on each to learn of recent activity, action alerts and what other leagues are doing.
Even if you do not have a twitter or Facebook account, and even if you do not want either, you can follow what the LWVUS and LWVNY is doing and saying by reading the posts on the website.
2. Sign up to receive updates from LWVUS.
From Homepage (www.lwv.org)
Click on: Thanks for marching
You will find a list of actions an individual can take
Click on: Get involved
Sign up to become part of on line community. Once you sign up, you should receive updates on league action on national front
Click on: Action alerts
Pre-filled in info on how to let your opinion be heard
3. Check in with LWVNYS web site often.
There you will find:
- Action alerts on state legislation
- Facebook and Twitter feeds. The LWVNYS site often shares and retweets information from local leagues. By reviewing this material, you can see what is happening in areas close to you so you can join in local action.
- Blog Our Legislative Director, during the legislative session, posts a weekly blog with insightful and current information on what is happening in Albany. By checking in with this blog, you can keep up with the issues which are most important to you.
4. Check into websites of organizations which share the Leagues concerns:
- Women's March website and app