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What is a study?
League members recommend issues for study each year at a spring Lively Issues meeting. After a study is approved at the May Annual Business Meeting, a committee is formed to research all sides of the issue, and invite speakers to a Food for Thought Lunch or to a general meeting. Committee work may result in papers or reports or public informational meetings. A formal members consensus meeting may be held to establish the LWV Winnebago County position on the issue.

Current Studies 2017

Diversity

Members will define the elements of diversity in Winnebago County and the real vs perceived issues involved. To join this committee, contact winnebagoleagueofwomenvoters@gmail.com

Green Building Codes




Past Studies

Poverty in Winnebago County

LWV Winnebago County undertook a study on the scope of poverty in the county: who are the poor? where do they live? what are their food security, basic shelter, and health issues? A public forum entitled "Poverty in our Midst -- a Persistent Ache" presented the findings. A summary report on the Extent of Poverty in Winnebago County 2012-2014. For a copy of the complete report, send an email to Ann Marshall, LWV Co-president.

Homeless Study Report -- 2005
The LWV Oshkosh undertook a study of the role of local government in providing shelter for the homeless. A League committee collected data and conducted interviews with service providers as well as with the City of Oshkosh Community Development Department. This report focuses on the issue of homeless people in Oshkosh and includes data on the estimated number of homeless persons, availability of shelter beds and identifies gaps in services to the homeless. Read the study,

Oshkosh Parks
The Winnebago County League of Women Voters published a report entitled Parks in the Oshkosh Area in October 2009. This report includes our LWV Parks and Recreation Position, Action Plan for 2009-2010, Parks Issues in the Oshkosh Area, and Individual Park Recommendations. 
Additional research led to a report highlighting interesting Historic Oshkosh Park Signs This report explains some of the history behind the names (e.g., people, places, industry).
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