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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
VRAA moves forward in the U.S. Senate
On the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder
, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally held a hearing on the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA)
. This hearing in the Senate is the first step to ensuring voting rights are protected but we also need to keep the pressure on the U.S. House.
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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