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League of Women Voters Recommendations for the November 4 General Election
The League of Women Voters has released its official recommendations
for Propositions 43, 2, and 47, in accordance with League positions. These propositions will be on the ballot for the upcoming November 4 General Election.
Voting Rights Act Turns 49
For 49 years, the Voting Rights Act (VRA)
has protected the right to vote regardless of race or language, but legislation to repair damage from the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby v. Holder
is currently stalled in the U.S. House.
This August, tell your Representative to stop stalling and move the Voting Rights Amendment Act forward!
League Signs on as Participating Organization for the People's Climate March
In September, the United Nations will gather for a summit on the climate crisis where leaders around the world will make commitments to fight climate change. Organizations from across the country are mobilizing to show support for the fight against climate change with a march and demonstration in New York City surrounding the summit. The League will be joining them for the People's Climate March on September 21.
For additional information and to get involved, visit peoplesclimate.org.
Hobby Lobby Decision Jeopardizes Women's Right to Equal Health Care
- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.
, that dealt a serious blow to women's right to equal health care in America. The League of Women Voters joined an amicus brief in this case. To read more, check the LWVUS press release
League Supports Action on DISCLOSE Act of 2014
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of quick action to enact the DISCLOSE Act of 2014
. The League also joined a letter with other reform groups in support of action on the DISCLOSE Act. The DISCLOSE Act would ensure that voters know the identity of donors who have been secretly financing campaign expenditures in federal elections. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will also be visiting Senate offices to discuss the legislation.
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