The minutes were approved at the October 2013 board meeting.

League of Women Voters Education Fund Board of Trustees

June 14, 2013

National Conference Center

Leesburg, VA

Board Present

Elisabeth MacNamara

Peggy Appler

carolyn Brown                                 

Patricia Donath

Mary Klenz

Toni Larson

Janis McMillen

The League joined 78 organizations on a letter to Congress opposing legislation from Representative Whitfield and Senator Manchin. The legislation would allow power plants to continue dumping unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air, contributing to the climate change that puts our health and communities at risk with devastating extreme weather events. Ensuring that there are limits on carbon pollution from power plants is an issue that the League has been very active on and this legislation goes against everything the League has worked for.

*Note this post has been updated to refelect additional supportive organizations who have joined this letter. This letter was first sent in November 2013 and was resent in January 2014.


This year, the League will participate in the second annual #GivingTuesday campaign on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores come together to offer deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday brings the nonprofit community together on a universal platform to raise awareness about the importance of supporting our valuable missions and work.

A quick guide to the events at 2014's Convention in Dallas, TX. This schedule is subject to change.

The League joined over 100 organizations on a letter to the conferees of the Farm Bill in Congress. The letter asks the conferees to oppose cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in any Farm Bill Conference and underscores the fundamental importance of the SNAP program.

 


 

The League joined with other organizations in a letter to Congress urging them to keep the following principles in mind as they work on the end of year budget agreement.  The letter emphasizes that any budget agreement must: end sequestration cuts, protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security from benefit cuts and defend core programs for those most at risk.

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On November 7, LWVUS provided comments to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Listening Session regarding the need to place regulations on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

The League of Women Voters has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Use this template to share with your community how they can give to the League this year.

The League joined with environmental organizations to ask the U.S. House to reject an effort that would block any chance of limiting carbon pollution from power plants.

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