Use these templates to bring attention to next week's Supreme Court arguments in the VRA case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. Customize the press release and letter to the editor for your local newspaper, repurpose as a blog posting or comment where the public goes to get their information in your community.
On February 21, the League sent the attached letter to the U.S. Senate in favor of common sense solutions to the gun violence plaguing our nation.
February 21, 2013
To: Members of the U.S. Senate
From: Elisabeth MacNamara, President
Re: Reducing Gun Violence
The Agriculture Update will focus narrowly on: 1) current technology issues in agriculture including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides, pesticides, agriculture water pollution, aquifer depletion, antibiotics in livestock, and accurate food labeling; and 2) current agriculture finance issues including consolidation in agriculture industries, crop subsidies and the federal agricultural regulatory process.
LWVUS and LWVFL filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that a last-minute purge of suspected non-citizens by the state of Florida is barred by the National Voter Registration Act.
On February 13, the League and other reform groups sent a letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics urging them to stand fast on the commissions current Rules of Procedure.
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We are one day out from the Voting Rights Act hearing and rally at the US Supreme Court and I want to make sure you all have the information you need to help make it a success.
Here are some updated logistics related to tomorrow’s rally:
LWVUS submitted a statement to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on February 12, 2013.
Are you ready to participate in your democracy? Download your LWV State of the Union (SOTU) Bingo game boards here, and tune in with us for the SOTU address on February 12th! Remember to follow our live-tweets at @LWV, and join the conversation by using the hashtags #LWV and #SOTU. Good luck!