The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate encouraging a change to Senate rules regarding debate. Specifically, the League asked the Senate to amend the rules related to cloture and filibuster procedures.
The League sent a letter to members of the U.S. Congress regarding the current negotiations around the "Fiscal Cliff." The League urges Congress to provide a long-term solution by substantially increasing revenue, protecting the social safety net, reducing defense spending and carefully managing the deficit.
The League joined the Brennan Center for Justice in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to uphold the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policies, including the university’s reasonable efforts to encourage diversity in its classrooms.
The League of Women Voters of Arizona and the League of Women Voters of the U.S. joined this lawsuit challenging the recently-enacted SB 1070 in Arizona, purported to be an attempt to curb illegal immigration, that “will subject United States citizens and legal residents who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, and particularly those who may be perceived to be somehow ‘foreign,’ to the disruption, stress, and humiliation of detention and interrogation.”
Reform Groups Strongly Praise President Obama’s Government Integrity Reform Measures during First Hundred Days
Statement Issued by Common Cause, Democracy 21, League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG
This new LWVEF booklet is a first-of-its-kind, designed to share some of the basic principles involved in public dialogue processes and to acquaint the reader with what is needed to organize various types of gatherings, from small- and large-group interactions to online formats. Included are some basic planning questions as well as resources to help the reader conduct citizen engagement through dialogue at the community level.