The central idea of the LWV Observer Corps is to keep government transparent and to monitor actions related to national, state or local League positions. League members attend government meetings to learn what their government is doing and check whether those meetings are conducted in an open and transparent way, a hallmark of our democracy. Finally, observers monitor actions that are related to national, state or local league positions or programs and report to the League if action is necessary.
Think about a government entity that you would like to know more about. Perhaps Urban County Council, Planning and Zoning, the Fayette County School Board, the Housing Authority, or the Board of Elections. These are just a few possibilities. The League needs volunteers who each select an organization they would like to know more about and then attend the group’s meetings, completing a standard report form after each session.