2011 LWVAL Legislative Priorities
Priority Level I (Highest)
Monitoring and action of highest priority. Major area for resource expenditures.
Campaign Finance and Elections - including
  • Redistricting
  • Support for PAC to PAC transfer ban
  • Campaign spending limits
  • Timely reporting of expenditures and donations; easy access to such information

Voting access and practices

Ethics in government – including required and timely lobbying expenditure reports, greater Ethics Commission authority, clarity in Ethics Law language

Government transparency and accountability
Priority Level II
Monitoring occurs; action dependent on opportunity and available resources.
Tax reform, including ending sales tax on groceries

Constitutional reform and constitutional convention

Judicial qualifications and selection, including merit selection

Natural Resources - including
  • Maintaining water purity and air quality; reservoir addition for state
  • Coastal zone protection
  • Recycling
  • Energy policy

Public transportation: Treat as a natural resource issue as well as a transportation issue related to the tax structure
Priority Level III
If and when opportunities arise, assess if action is feasible given resources and priorities.
Other ethics issues

Other issues identified by LWVAL Advocacy Committee and/or Board or Local Leagues.