The League joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on a letter to Senators Grassley and Leahy of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging their support for S. 1410, the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013.

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 a brief on the merits of Kobach v. EAC in U.S. District Court.

The Agriculture Study consensus questions that the LWVEF Board adopted are now available for download. These qustions are for your information only. The actual questions will be in a leaders' guide and in an online form for Leagues to input their consensus reports. As for LWVUS studies for at least ten years, consensus reports will not be accepted on paper.  These questions plus other resources and discussions are now online in the Agriculture Update group of the LWVUS Forums at:

LWVUS Agriculture Update Committee
Norman Turrill,
Chair, LWVUS Board

Sheri Latash, Illinois
Jessica Trites Rolle, Kansas
Valerie Kelly, Maine
Margaret Chasson, Maryland
Linda Hoff, Michigan
Marnie Lonsdale, Oregon
Carol Kuniholm, Pennsylvania

These minutes were approved in the October 2013 board meeting.

Read the League's motion to intervene in Kobach et al v. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

Upload this card template to your League’s site and allow donors to immediately print out a card that they can give to the recipient of the gift. This will allow individuals to give throughout the holiday season. (Leagues are encouraged to thank and acknowledge donors through their regular mechanisms for all donations to the organization.)

While it is perhaps not the reason that anyone joins the League, record keeping (i.e., whose membership is current and whose is not) is a vital part of an effective and efficient organization. We need to know and understand what our resources are.

Whether you are asking people to join the League for the first time or to renew their membership, a lot of the same principles apply. The difference is that when you are asking someone to renew their membership, they usually have a general understanding of what it is the League does, so you have the ability to focus on the specific projects that have been made possible by your members and their dues.

These minutes were approved at the October 2013 board meeting.