(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.
The League joined with other organizations concerned about women's reproductive health in submitting comments on regulations proposed by the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) regarding preventive services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
2012 was a great year for the League of Women Voters in so many ways not the least of which was the huge success that so many Leagues had in growing their membership. LWVUS wanted to find out what Leagues have been doing to create this success, and we asked them to share some of the ideas and activities that are leading to such great growth. Our second League highlight is the LWV of Duluth, Minnesota.
The League joined members of the environment community by sending a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives expressing strong support for H.R. 924. This bill would extend the Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind and encourage investment in the growing industry.
With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22nd), many Leagues are gearing up to hold Community Clean Ups or other events and activity focus on protecting and preserving our Earth. To coincide with this important day, we are pleased to announce that AmericanTowns.com is offering the League of Women Voters the ability to promote these and other events for FREE!
On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the League of Women Voters of Maine partnered with Maine Public Broadcasting Network to show a film entitled "Park Avenue", produced by Independent Lens and shown on MPBN (and other Public Broadcasting Stations across the country) last November.
Council will be held near Washington, DC from June 14-June 17 at the National Conference Center near Dulles Airport . See more details on Council - what it offers you and a young, new or emerging leader from your state. For additional questions, please contact Vicky Strella at VStrella@lwv.org
A new publication from the League of Women Voters, “9TH FORUM FOR THE FUTURE,” shares the outcomes of the 2012 G8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative. The publication published under the signatures of the co-host governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Tunisia and the three nongovernmental partners of the co-host governments, the League of Women Voters, ARFORGHE, and the Tunisian American Chamber of Commerce.