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Gun Safety

America faces an epidemic of gun-related violence that puts us in great need of stronger gun safety measures. Every day, 32 Americans are murdered with guns, and 140 are treated for a gun assault in an emergency room. Death due to gunshot wounds is the second-leading cause of death for young people in the U.S., with a death rate that is nearly 12 times higher than that in other developed countries.

The League joined a letter sent to U.S. House members opposing H.R. 3865 the Stop Targeting Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014. The legislation would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from adopting necessary revisions in the rules used to determine whether an organization is operating exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes of tax code Section 501(c)(4). The League has sent comments to the IRS regarding the proposed regulation.

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LWVUS submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed standards for reducing carbon pollution from new power plants.

The League submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the proposed guidance for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations on candidate-related political activities.

To request a table in the Wares Market please read the following information and complete the online form below. Direct any questions about the Wares Market to Vicky Strella, convention manager, at vstrella@lwv.org, or 202-263-1317.

The League filed a merits brief in the U.S. District Court in Kansas supporting a decision by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to reject a request from Kansas and Arizona to require proof of citizenship with the national mail voter registration form.

LWVUS joined coalition partners on a letter to members of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee urging them to move new IRS regulations related to 501(c)(4) organizations forward.

LWVUS has reserved a limited number of meeting rooms at the Omni Hotel for local and state League-sponsored caucuses to take place during the 2014 National Convention.

To apply for a caucus space, please read the following instructions and complete this online application form. Direct any questions about caucuses to Vicky Strella, convention manager, at vstrella@lwv.org, or 202-263-1317.

Please use this press template to bring attention to the League's 94th anniversary and the importance of passing the Voting Rights Amendment Act. Tailor it to fit the needs of your League.

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