Study Committees are formed from the program-planning process to research and analyze issues adopted for study by the national, state or local membership conventions. Studies usually take at least 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. The LWV of Portland membership has voted to re-study the Portland City Government in 2017-19, with the goal of updating our current advocacy position.
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.
Click HERE to see the list of currently digitized 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