League Studies

League studies and research programs

The League's study program consists of those governmental and public policy issues that League members in Maine have chosen for concerted study over the years. Studies can lead to adopted positions and advocacy. The League program process begins with selection and adoption of priority issues, continues with study and discussion, and culminates in action and change (see Issues and Actions).

But before the League can take action, it is essential that members have an opportunity to be informed on that issue and reach broad agreement or consensus.

Study makes action possible. During the study phase, members have an opportunity to examine the facts, along with key pro and con arguments. They are encouraged to discuss the political realities of action on that issue and to engage members of the broader community in the discussion. Study gives members the knowledge that makes League action uniquely credible. Learn more about the League study process here.

Learn more about our NEW study of citizen initiatives and people's vetoes.

Learn more about our study of primary election systems. Download the study guide here.


From the archive:

Money in Politics: PACs in Maine (2007 - 2011). Read more at PAC Study.

Ranked Choice Voting. Ranked Choice Voting is also sometimes called Instant Run-off Voting. Read more at IRV Concurrence.

Equality in Marriage (2009). Read about our Equality in Marriage Concurrence.