P.O. Box 873
Bowling Green Ohio 43402
League of Women Voters® of Bowling Green
Local Program Selection and Policies
At its annual meeting in June, 2017 League of Women Voters of Bowling Green readopted the local positions on Education, Needs of the Elderly, Land Use and Mental Health.
League supports efforts to maintain or improve the quality of life of the elderly population in Wood County.
The needs of the elderly population in Wood County steadily increase due to longevity and the problems of health, finance and other difficulties that accompany longevity. On the other hand, financial support for services to the elderly by federal and state governments is not keeping up with inflation.
In order to maintain the quality of life in our small city, our League continues to support careful long-range planning. Because change is occurring rapidly, we believe that the Bowling Green Comprehensive Plan needs to be kept current.
In addition, the League supports:
In order to maintain and enhance the quality of life in Bowling Green and Wood County, our League supports the continuing availability of mental health and substance abuse/addiction services for all. We also support sufficient funding of mental health services, acknowledging the increasing influence of substance abuse/addictions on an individual’s mental health.
To achieve the above our League supports:
The Board of Directors of the LWVBG may take action on governmental measures and policies in the public interest. However, it shall not support or oppose any party or candidate.
Board Members shall not run for or hold partisan elective office. If a Board Member declares for a partisan elective office, the Member shall resign from the Board. Public notices released by League announcing the resignation of a Board Member to run for political office shall be carefully worded to avoid the appearance of endorsing the resigning Board Member's candidacy.
Board Members' activities must be limited in order to preserve the League's nonpartisan position. The President and the Voters' Service Chair shall not partipate in any partisan way at any level.
A Board member may serve on any public board, commission, committee, or coalition. However, that Board Member does not represent the League unless officially designated as a League representative by the LWVBG Board.
A Board Member may not speak or work against a League position in any way.
The political activities of a spouse or relative of a Board Member are to be considered as separate and distinct from the activities of the Board Member.
The League of Women Voters of Bowling Green affirms its belief in, and commitment to, reflecting the diversity of the community in its membership, leadership and programs.