The League of Women Voters and its partners Espaço Mulher and Fundación Mujeres por Colombia just concluded the Legislative Fellows Program (LFP) that over the course of two years involved 22 fellows from Colombia and Brazil; 15 fellows and 21 mentors from the United States, 20 hosting families and 24 hosting coordinators in 12 cities.
League President Elisabeth MacNamara sent a letter to Senators urging them to carefully contemplate the underlying equity and policy decisions that are reflected in the budget particularly as it relates to Medicare and Medicaid.
History of Federal Efforts Related to Equity in Public Schooling
In the 1896 case, Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court determined that the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution permitted racially separate schools as long as they had equal facilities. Separate but “equal” schools were sanctioned for close to 70 years.
The League and coalition partners sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging them to oppose H.R. 910, introduced by Representative Upton (R-MI), which would put America’s health, prosperity, and national security at risk.