As we’ve been sharing with you over the past few weeks, the League is participating in the #GivingTuesday movement. In honor of #GivingTuesday, we’re taking some time to reflect on the work that League leaders have accomplished in communities across the country. So far, we’ve shared snapshots of the work we’ve done to protect voters’ rights, educate and empower voters, keep big money out of politics and defend the environment.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform
- The League was founded upon the belief that our democracy is enhanced by a diversity of voices. In June, we commended the Senate for passing a comprehensive package. Our work includes explaining how comprehensive immigration reform -- including family reunification and a pathway to citizenship -- will strengthen our nation and society. We're encouraged by positive remarks from President Obama and House Leaders on renewing the push for immigration reform, and we continue to urge the House to support the legislation.
- The League urged both chambers of Congress to pass new legislation addressing the gun violence plaguing our nation, by sending a letter to the House to pass common sense solutions and providing a statement to the Senate on their hearing on Gun Safety Proposals. Additionally, our supporters helped us urge Senators to help save lives by supporting proposed gun safety solutions, including closing the gun show loophole, increasing penalties for straw purchases of guns, banning assault weapons, placing limits on high capacity ammunition magazines.
Curbing Gun violence is a matter of public safety and public health; the League continues to support common sense solutions to gun violence. Our sights also remain on urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The League was founded upon the belief that our democracy is enhanced by a diversity of voices. We remain committed to help those living in the shadows to become a part of our great nation.
#GivingTuesday celebrates and encourages charitable activities to support nonprofit organizations like the League and is propelled by those who believe that individual action can make a difference. On December 3rd, we ask that you think of the League as you reflect on the need to strengthen our nation. Pledge to support the League’s work and we’ll send you a reminder email with an online donation form on December 3.