Social policy positions pull together various program areas that concentrate on government services to people. LWVO’s positions address primary and secondary education, higher education, juvenile justice, and capital punishment. In 1997, delegates to Convention dropped the LWVO children services position, working under LWVUS early intervention for children at risk positions instead. Other LWVUS positions are child care, equality of opportunity, health care, meeting basic human needs, gun control, urban policy, and violence prevention. LWVO and LWVUS positions under social policy are used for both state and local action.

Capital Punishment


Gun Control


Human Trafficking


Juvenile Justice

Reproductive Health Rights