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  • Reject 'Election Integrity' Commission’s Voter Suppression Agenda!

       

    Voting brings us together as Americans—it is the one time we are all equal. But a new national task force, created to justify President Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections, is laying the groundwork for dangerous voter suppression across the country.

    The so-called 'Election Integrity’ Commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, is seeking to find potential fraudulent registration on voter rolls across the country. They’ve requested personal, confidential information from all fifty states that threatens the privacy of Americans. 

    This Commission is not interested in facts, but rather false accusations in order to implement dangerous election policy. The League will not let this Commission intimidate voters but we need your help. Tell the Commission you won’t let anything stop you from exercising your right to vote.

      

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  • Urge Congress to Support the Automatic Voter Registration Act!
      

    Support the Automatic Voter Registration Act!

    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Robert Brady (D-PA) introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 on June 14, 2017. The League  is proud to support legislation that enhances  access for eligible voters in our elections and works to modernize our electoral system. This bill will improve the  accuracy of voter records, cut down on costs, modernize outdated registration systems while supporting implementation in states across the country.
        
    The League is a leader in voter registration efforts across the country. Expanding voter registration has been a principal goal of the League since its founding in the wake of the passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.   We are proud to see Congress embracing new technology that expands access to the ballot while still taking the necessary safeguards to secure personal information. 
      
    The League fully supports this bill and urges all members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to support this important legislation.
      
      

  • Action Alert: Senate Reveals Nasty Health Care Bill

       

    The U.S. Senate has finally unveiled their legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act—and it is even worse than the version we saw from the U.S. House.

    The Better Care Reconciliation Action of 2017 is is a nasty bill that will hurt millions of Americans and it is time to stand up and urge your Senators to reject it. The Senate plan will cut coverage and raise costs for millions of Americans while giving a huge tax break to the wealthiest individuals and large corporations. The cuts to Medicaid will be massive and will destroy the system that so many Americans rely on.

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    Written in secret, by a few select Senators from one political party, this bill will leave millions of Americans without health insurance. If this backroom bill passes it will fundamentally change the way laws are passed in America. Transparency and openness in the legislative process are important because they improve the final product and this bill clearly has the deep flaws that result from its secret drafting.

    Don’t let secret legislation that threatens the lives of millions of Americans become the law of the land. Call your Senators today!

    CALL the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 and tell your Senators that the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 is not worthy of this great nation.    

    Any bill that moves forward must do the following:

    • Guarantee that pre-existing conditions can’t be used to deny coverage or raise rates.
    • Ensure health insurance rates and access do not discriminate against women
    • Provide coverage of preventive care, limit out of pocket costs and prohibit life-time insurance caps
    • Ensure that Medicaid recipients can continue to receive full health care services.  

    You can also email your Senators using our form below.  

    It’s your turn to make your voice heard. Call or email your Senators today and let them know where you stand.  

    We need a plan that reflects the American values of fairness, community, and concern for all.  

  • Take Action: SAVE HEALTHCARE!

      

    Despite public opposition to repealing the Affordable Care Act, Congress is at it again. Legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being pushed through the lower chamber this week and just like the last plan, their latest attempt to repeal the ACA will raise costs and cut coverage for millions of Americans. This new bill, will rip apart our healthcare and revoke coverage for millions of Americans while raising costs for millions more. Tell your Representative that this is unacceptable.

    The “American Health Care Act” is un-American. It will increase costs for seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, while slashing assistance for lower-income households in obtaining coverage. It will also threaten the essential care that women need. In fact, the only real winners under this new legislation are the big interests and the wealthiest Americans.  Hundreds of billions in tax breaks are included for the wealthy and the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.
      
    Tell your Representative that means that there will be fewer people covered, weaker protections and higher costs for Americans. 

  • Stop Voter Suppression

      

    Across the country, there has been a concerted effort in many states to stop some voters from voting, or to make it much harder for them to participate – and 

     there promises to be more to come in 2017. Legislators and election officials have purged existing voters from the rolls, made cuts to early voting, reduced polling places, put in place strict voter photo ID laws and levied onerous voter registration restrictions.

    All of these actions have been made easier by the Supreme Court’s decision to gut key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. The 2016 election was the first presidential election in 50 years without full protection of the right to vote.

    The League remains committed to fighting suppression tactics that threaten our democracy and the right to vote. In addition, throughout 2016, the League worked to make sure voters impacted by new laws were aware of these restrictions. In Ohio, the League made thousands of phone calls to inform voters about that state’s purge. In Virginia, the League conducted outreach so voters knew how the state’s new voter photo ID law might affect them. In Kansas, the League fought tirelessly to protect the rights of voters caught in the crosshairs of the state’s illegal and discriminatory attempts to restrict voter registration Across the country, thousands of League volunteers served as non-partisan poll observers, staffed voter protection hotlines, and made sure get-out-the-vote phone banks reached as many voters as possible.
     
      
    The League is gearing up to take a stand in Congress, statehouses and courtrooms nationwide to ensure no voters are left behind. Stand with the League in our fight to ensure our elections are always free, fair, and accessible.

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    Protecting Our Right to Vote

    I am joining with the League of Women Voters to honor, defend and protect our right to vote.

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  • Help put an end to gun violence

     

  • Immigration Reform

    Immigrants have helped weave the fabric and identity of our nation. It’s time to help those living in the shadows to become a part of our great nation. The acceptance and allegiance of more citizens will only work to strengthen our nation and our society. Add your voice to the pledge.

  • Let the Sunshine in

    I Support Voters, Not Secret Money and Special Interests

    Citizens United opened the floodgates and secret money now flows from corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, and other entities into election campaign ads.

    It’s time to restore transparency to our elections – join us as we pledge to shine a light and work to dry up the flood of secret money in political campaigns!

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    Pledge to Protect the National Voter Registration Act!

    If the opponents of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) have their way, the mission of the League of Women Voters is in jeopardy. The case before the U.S. Supreme Court endangers the League's work of running independent voter registration drives. The NVRA streamlined the numerous state laws that hindered citizen-led registration drives, and a decision against the NVRA would leave the voter registration process vulnerable to new forms of political manipulation. The League and our community partners are often the only effective way for many new voters to get registered to participate in our great democracy.

     

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    I support People, NOT Polluters

    The  League of Women Voters has been at the forefront of efforts to protect, air,  land, and water resources for many decades. The League is a strong supporter for  health and environmental protections, and started studying environmental issues  soon after our founding over 90 years ago. We remain committed on working to  protect the environment by reducing pollution that endangers public health and  worsens global warming.

    But  we can’t do it alone – we need your help.  Please pledge to help us protect our future  generations by fighting attacks on the environment.

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    Pledge to Protect the National Voter Registration Act!

    If the opponents of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) have their way, the mission of the League of Women Voters is in jeopardy. The case before the U.S. Supreme Court endangers the League's work of running independent voter registration drives. The NVRA streamlined the numerous state laws that hindered citizen-led registration drives, and a decision against the NVRA would leave the voter registration process vulnerable to new forms of political manipulation. The League and our community partners are often the only effective way for many new voters to get registered to participate in our great democracy.

     

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    Protecting Our Right to Vote

    The Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 is an essential part of American democracy. It ensures that every American citizen, regardless of race, has an equal right to vote.  

    Make the Pledge