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League Consensus – What Is It? And How Can I Participate?

Cindy Madigan | Published on 9/12/2022
The League of Women Voters uses a study and consensus process for education and advocacy. Consensus is required before adopting any positions that are used for issue advocacy. This thorough process is one way the League has earned a reputation as a trusted, thoughtful organization. Initiating a study, obtaining approval, conducting interviews and doing necessary research, writing, technical review, and editing is a time-intensive endeavor. I’m grateful for the work of many dedicated members.  

This is the first occasion in several years that our League will have two opportunities for member consensus with the potential to adopt new positions. Local Leagues manage this consensus process following clear guidelines.

Please join me to learn more at two all-member statewide meetings scheduled for the month of September:


  • Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Consensus Process in the League.
    This will be an opportunity to learn about the League’s unique consensus process for developing our positions. Register to attend
  • Saturday, September 24 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
    This will be a briefing on the completed Shorelines study. Register to attend.
    Link to the report: Shoreline Management Act at 50+ Years.


In addition to these statewide meetings, we will host local Zoom sessions over the next few months to facilitate our understanding and exercise our civil discourse skills.  

Please reach out to me with any questions. I’m eager to talk about this and encourage your participation. It will be fun! And even better, with specific deadlines, culminating with the LWVWA convention in May, it’s a great way to contribute to our work for a limited period of time from the comfort of your own home.

Cindy Madigan