Program has three parts: 1) selection of an issue, 2) study of that issue, consensus and formulating a position, and 3) use of that position to influence public policy.
The LWV of Hingham has used this process for the Town Meeting Study and is currently evaluating County Government. A members-only Consensus Meeting is scheduled for the end of April.
This LWVUS guide briefly covers an example of a study and the consensus process. The purpose of a study, at any level, is to educate members so that they can be informed participants in consensus and provide the necessary data for formulating the ultimate position.