Sign the Petition Supporting HR1/League Lobbies Congress in Support of HR1 The League has joined with a coalition of groups collecting signatures on a new petition that will be delivered to Congress supporting HR1, the For the People Act. Add your name to the petition and help us build support for this comprehensive piece of democracy reform legislation. By adding your name, you agree to receive occasional emails on this and related campaigns from other participating organizations.
The League has been actively pushing for support in the U.S. House of Representatives for HR1, the For the People Act. The League sent a letter of support to all members of Congress highlighting the need for legislation out of civil rights concerns. The League also sent a memo to the U.S. House as part of the LWVUS Lobby Corps assignments.
Surge of New Attracted by Long Held Values The League of Women Voters is experiencing a surge of new blood, new resources, and new energy. But it is the League’s "old" values that are attracting new members. Read about it here.
League Supports Bold Climate Legislation The League joined a letter urging Congress to move forward with bold and ambitious legislation that addresses climate change in a serious manner. This letter was signed by more than 600 progressive organizations. Please note that the League still firmly supports an effort to place a price on carbon despite opposition expressed within the letter. We will continue to work with the LWVUS Climate Change Task Force to analyze any and all legislation that addresses climate change.
LWV of New York State Celebrates Major Elections Reform Victory On January 14, 2019, LWV of New York celebrated the passage of a comprehensive voting reform package that includes early voting, same day voter registration, and primary consolidation in the state of New York.
The League of Women Voters of New York played a critical role in securing the passage of these crucial reforms and will continue to work with the legislature and governor to ensure proper roll-out of these new policies.Read more.
LWV Wisconsin Sues Over Lame Duck Session On November 6, 2018, Wisconsinites used the power of their vote to communicate their desire for change. As a result, voters elected replacements for both the incumbent governor and incumbent attorney general—positions that have incredible power over state law, enforcement of statutes, and election integrity. Shortly after the election, the outgoing Wisconsin legislature called a special session. Read more.
Restored Voting Rights to Former Felons Amendment 4 in Florida restored voting rights to former felons this past Fall, and it appears the victory sparked similar efforts in other states, including Iowa and Tennessee.
California News & Advocacy Edited from the LWC of California Facebook posts of 13 Nov & 2 Dec 2018
Make sure you are signed up for LWVC action alerts, as your help will be needed to contact elected officials on the issues facing California. The state legislature is tentatively scheduled to reconvene on 7 Jan 2019.