A one-day conference titled "Women and the Rule of Law: A View from the Americas" was held on February 27, 2013, in Washington, DC, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the International Association of Women Judges.
Action Plans to be Developed by State League Attendees at Council
One major Council 2013 goal is for attendees to develop an action plan to take back to their states and put into practice during 2013-14, using the tools, tips and guidance you receive at Council. The agenda will provide many opportunities to develop/strengthen, strategize and get support for your action plan.
The League joined reform groups in sending a letter to President Obama expressing deep concern about the nation's corrupt campaign finance system. The letter expresses extreme disappointment and frustration with the President's failure to provide meaningful leadership or to take effective action to solve this problem facing our country.
The form below is an alternative to the online registration form for Council 2013. If you have already completed the online version, you do not need to fill out this form as well. Please mail your completed registration form to:
LWVUS 2013 Council Registration
1730 M Street, NW
When members are asked what they value most about League, they often respond that it is the opportunities to learn. One of our trademark ways of learning in League is through the study process. Like so much of our work, studies offer great opportunities for visibility, outreach and leadership development. This month’s guidance will focus on using a local study as a vehicle for organizational development.
Before looking at any specifics, there are a couple of “myths” that should be debunked.
The League joined partners in signing onto a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 3, legislation that would allow the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without first receiving a permit.
In honor of Earth Day 2013, we've put together a press template for use in your community to urge President Obama to protect our climate and reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. Use this template to highlight the great work your League and Leagues across the country have done to protect the environment. The Keystone XL pipeline is all risk and no reward and we encourage you to share this message with your community.
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate on April 18, 2013 regarding immigration reform and citizenship in a Democracy.
(April 7, 2013) - The U.S. Supreme Court has made a series of decisions including Buckley v. Valeo, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, McComish v. Bennett, etc. that have affected the areas of campaigns and elections, issues in which the League of Women Voters has been active since its inception and that are primary concerns of the organization.
The following remarks were delivered by Toni Larson, LWVUS Advocacy Chair, during a press conference call launching the All Risk No Reward coalition. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. is a member of this coalition that opposes the Keystone XL pipeline.