The League recently endorsed, and is encouraging members of Congress to cosponsor and support five pieces of legislation known as the “Frack Pack.” These bills seek to keep our air and water safe while holding big polluters responsible for the process known as hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking.'
Without all eligible citizens registering and turning out to vote, our government is democratic in name only. Therefore, I am proud to commit my work to helping Americans of all stripes register and be heard in order to influence our political process.
By putting a price on carbon emissions, we can put our powerful market to work to fight the biggest contributor to climate change. Essentially, putting a price on carbon encourages those emitting carbon to reduce their emissions by incurring a cost for the production of carbon gases.
Earth Day is just one day each year, but we can work every day to protect our planet. Tell Congress to stand up for the planet and support the work of the EPA to fight climate change, protect public health and grow our economy!
For the third time in four years, certain legislators in Georgia attacked early voting. This time the attack came as a wolf in sheep’s clothing that proclaimed to mandate Sunday voting opportunities, yet reduced the overall days available for voters to cast their ballot early.
In November, Florida's Amendment 1 passed with over 4.2 million votes, a commanding 75 percent of the votes cast. It will keep Florida’s waterways clean and to protect the surrounding lands without any tax increases.
Here at the League of Women Voters of the United States, this is a time to reflect on the brave volunteers who fought for women’s access to the vote—and through doing so, first formed the League of Women Voters 95 years ago.
Last week, I sat with our national president, Elisabeth MacNamara as she connected state League presidents on conference calls to share their experiences with their state’s legislatures.
Faced with a slate of 10 candidates for city government, the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri decided to try something new to introduce them to voters. The League dubbed the event “Candi-dating” and based the format on speed dating.
"Voting matters. The future of our country depends on citizens being informed and voting!"
My parents started early engaging me in our democracy and by showing me a strong example of civic duty and purpose. I know that because of their example that I will be a lifetime voter.
We recently saw three big wins for voting rights at the state level. It is, we hope, a bellwether of things to come.
One year ago, the U.S.Supreme Court invalidated limits on the total amount an individual can donate to candidates or political parties in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC).