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LWV Optimistic As Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Extreme Gerrymandering Case
Washington, DC – In an attempt to block the 'American Health Care Act' from passing the House of Representatives, well-funded special interests are promising to raise millions for Freedom…
Washington, DC – When the new Congress is sworn in Tuesday, one of the first orders of business will be to adopt rules for the 115th Congress, including severe cut backs in the independence of the
League set agenda for the next biennium and elected unanimously Chris Carson of Burbank, California as the organization's 19th national president.
“We are disappointed that the Senate Democrats’ campaign finance proposal, announced today, falls short of what is needed to keep big money from dominating our politics,” said President MacNamara.
“Big money, secret money, is taking over our elections while the FEC sits on its hands. It is time for a change – a big change,” said President MacNamara.
Supreme Court’s Evenwel Decision Reaffirms Total Population as Basis for Redistricting (Press Release)
“This is an 8-0 decision that reinforces basic constitutional principles and previous holdings by the Supreme Court. This is a big win," said President MacNamara.
"The League is pleased to have the power of the presidency behind reforms that lower barriers to voters and help us work toward a more perfect democracy," said President MacNamara.
Today, the Court rejected the Arizona legislature's argument that only they can conduct federal redistricting under the U.S. Constitution.
"The League joined in this case to further the simple goal of protecting government that is transparent and accountable to voters,” said League President Elisabeth MacNamara.