September 17 marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. You can use this template to gain visibility for your League around this important anniversary.

This guidance is provided to you by the Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) program. Through the MLD program, the League is becoming more effective and more powerful in communities throughout the nation. The MLD program is funded by the Fund for Local League Growth.

August 26 marks the 93nd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.  Use this template to gain visibility for your League around this important day.

 

This guidance is provided to you by the Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) program. Through the MLD program, the League is becoming more effective and more powerful in communities throughout the nation. The MLD program is funded by the Fund for Local League Growth.

The League joined other reform groups on a letter sent to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regarding the agency's enforcement manual. The letter expresses opposition to a statement made by Representative Candice Miller (R-MI) and urges the FEC Commissioners to hold off approving the Enforcement Manual until a balanced commission can make sure that decisions are not being made on a partisan basis. 

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.

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