Hundreds of League members from around the country will be lobbying their U.S. Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill to advocate for the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA).
The League team is taking a moment to reflect on this spring’s “Use Your Voice” tour, featuring Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, Anais Mitchell, and nearly 40 local League volunteer teams nationwide.Overall, League representatives spoke directly to tens of thousands of voters through the tour.
Despite the stay on implementation of the Clean Power Plan, some states are moving forward to develop state plans to implement the regulation in their own jurisdictions. The LWVUS Climate Change task force has developed a working guide for those wishing to get involved at the state level.
Congratulate the graduates you know on their achievement and encourage them to register to vote with our eCard.The League’s eCard directs recipients to VOTE411.org where new voters can easily start the voter registration process.
The Obama Administration announced the first-ever-regulations to cut methane emissions in the oil and gas industry. League supporters sent thousands of comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of this rule.
Action on voting rights in 2016 looks very similar to last year. On the whole, states are passing less restrictive election laws, and even better, more and more states are reforming their election process to help voters.
It’s time to reform the Federal Election Commission. Tell Congress to support the Federal Election Administration Act of 2016. The new Federal Election Administration (FEA) would be comprised of five commissioners and would end gridlock at the commission and put the public’s interests over partisan interests.
On Earth day, world leaders will gather at the United Nations to sign the agreement put together during the UN Climate Conference in Paris. The historic agreement signaled the commitment to fight climate change by a global coalition.
The Effective Community Engagement award will reward innovative democracy-building programs that prioritized successful recruitment and engagement of strategic partners and/or new volunteers, particularly those focused on better serving key underrepresented groups such as young voters and new citizens. Anyone can vote and the polls will close on May 31.
For 25 years the presidential public financing system, which has put value on small donors in our electoral process, has served the nation well. Unfortunately, Congress failed to modernize the system, and the Presidential Election Campaign Fund is broken today.