LWVUS joined an amicus brief in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by employers who maintain they do not have to provide reproductive health coverage based on religious beliefs of owners. LWV has long supported access to health care including reproductive health care for women.

Share the great work that your League has done during the past biennium (July 2012 – June 2014) by applying for a Convention award. All applications should be made using the online form (see below). All applications are due on March 1.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to act quickly on H.R. 3899, the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.

LWV State of the Union Bingo

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 28th, because we’re back this year with LWV State of the Union (SOTU) Bingo! Get your game boards ready and join us on 1/28 when we live-tweet the SOTU and track how the President’s speech aligns with the League’s legislative priorities.

Follow along @LWV and use the hashtags #LWV and #SOTU to join in and play along. Good luck!

Please use this press template to bring attention to the Voting Rights Amendment Act and to help educate your communities about the importance of supporting this common sense, bipartisan bill. Tailor it to fit the needs of your League.
Per LWVUS Bylaws, in order to vote at Convention 2014, a League must have met its Per Member Payment (PMP) obligation in full for fiscal year 2013-14 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014), as well as for previous fiscal years. Leagues that are unable to fulfill their financial obligation and wish to vote at Convention 2014 may file a hardship claim with the LWVUS Board. Please read this memo for more information about the process of applying for a hardship request. The deadline for all requests is March 1.

Schedule a committee debriefing: Schedule a meeting of your committee to debrief as soon as possible after the consensus meeting(s) so discussion is still fresh in their minds. Early access to the recorder’s notes by email is helpful. Do not file the report electronically yet. Prepare your report using the WORD version that is included in this kit and present it to your local League board for approval.

H.R. 2019 is part of an ongoing effort to repeal the presidential public financing system.

Please use the links below to download a PDF version of the Program Planning Leader's Guide for 2013-2014 and/or a copy of the response form to use during your meetings.

The League of Women Voters of the United States joined with the League of Women Voters of Kansas and the League of Women Voters of Arizona to file comments with the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) regarding the requests made by the Secretaries of State of Kansas and Arizona to modify the national mail-in voter registration form to include requirements that applicants supply documentary proof of citizenship.

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