The League joined a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case during their fall session. The outcome of McCutcheon v. FEC will determine whether the overall caps on the amount of money that individuals can donate to multiple candidates or political parties are a violation of the First Amendment.

Use this press release template to bring attention upcoming anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) and the impact of the Supreme Court's devastating decision in the case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. Help educate your communities about the work that needs to be done to restore the VRA as we approach the legislation's 48th anniversary.

As with any venerable group, League of Women Voters must work diligently to ensure sustainability by increasing membership. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is no exception. One of their members shared, “[the League is determined not to allow] a wonderful old organization to fade into the sunset. “

The League joined reform organizations in sending a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to strongly urge the Commissioners to take no action regarding the FEC Enforcement Manual until the two nominees who have been appointed to serve on the Commission are confirmed and take office.

The League joined reform groups in sending a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to vote no on H.R. 2019, legislation that would repeal the presidential public financing system. H.R. 2019, the letter argues, would repeal an important anti-corruption campaign finance law which worked well for most of its existence and provided ordinary Americans with a critical role to play in financing presidential elections.

Use this letter to the editor template to bring attention to the Supreme Court's devastating decision in the Voting Rights Act case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, and the need for Congress to act. Help educate your communities about the work that needs to be done to restore the VRA as we approach the legislation's 48th anniversary.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. House urging them to pass immigration reform and ensure that a path to citizenship is available to all who remain legally in the United States.

Guidelines for State And Local League Debates
including “empty chair” debates

Guidelines to State and Local Leagues Regarding Projects
Involving Presidential Candidates

Each state or local League that wants to undertake a project with presidential candidates during the primary or general election periods must submit a proposal to LWVEF for the LWVUS president’s approval.  This is to assure consistent LWVUS/EF standards are applied for each event.

Information Required for Each Proposal

Voters’ Guides: Advertising Guidance

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