League of Women Voters believes in representative government
and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution
of the United States.
League of Women Voters believes that democratic government depends
upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires
that governmental bodies protect the citizens right to know
by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings
and making public records accessible.
League of Women Voters believes that every citizen should be
protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access
to free public education that provides equal opportunity for all;
and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic or administrative
League of Women Voters believes that efficient and economical
government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of
responsibility, adequate financing, and coordination among the different
agencies and levels of government.
League of Women Voters believes that responsible government
should be responsive to the will of the people; that government
should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote
the conservation and development of natural resources in the public
interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems
that affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy and adopt
domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international
League of Women Voters believes that cooperation with other
nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems
and that development of international organization and international
law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.