About Studies and Study Committees
Study Committees are formed from the program-planning process. Committee members research and analyze the issues adopted for study by the national, state or local membership conventions. Studies usually take two years and involve gathering information through reading source documents about the topics being studied and interviewing experts, elected officials, government agency representatives and others who are involved in working on the issues. The studies conclude with written reports, civic education programs, and member discussions. If there is member agreement about the results of the study, a new or revised advocacy position may be adopted.
Current LWV of Portland Study
The LWV of Portland membership voted to re-study Portland’s City Government in 2017-19, with the goal of updating our current advocacy position. The City Government study committee’s work is guided by the study proposal adopted by members at the 2017 Convention.
LWV of Oregon Studies
In 2019-20, members of the Portland League may also become involved in helping with two League of Women Voters of Oregon studies, which were approved at the May 2019 state convention:
Previous LWVPDX Studies are being scanned in as time allows. If you have time, please volunteer to help with this project. Call the office at 503-228-1675.
Electronic copies of LWVPDX studies:
Studies by Leagues in other states and studies of national issues may be found by searching the topic (e.g. “immigration” or “agriculture”) at the LWVUS Clearinghouse