• Julie Verotti, co-owner of Denizens Brewing Company, with Lowest Lord beer at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, D.C.

    When Ruth Gresser first heard about the Women’s March on Washington planned for January 21, she wanted to make sure Pizzeria Paradiso—her restaurant and a DC institution—would do its part on that historic day. 

    At the same time, Julie Verratti—whose Silver Spring, Maryland-based Denizens Brewing Company beers flow from the taps of restaurants across the District—knew it was time for her women-owned company to step up.

  • Martin Luther King leading march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King is John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965.

    “Voting is the foundation stone for political action.”

    - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

     

    When Dr. King delivered those words in 1965, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, he was leading the voting rights campaign to confront the disenfranchisement of many African Americans across the south. His leadership, marked by peaceful protest, shined a light for all the world to see, exposing the racial injustice in our elections.

  • The League is joining with allied organizations for a Hill Call-In Day urging Congress to address President-elect Trump's unprecedented and unconstitutional conflicts of interest. The calls will support a forthcoming bill from Senator Elizabeth Warren that will require the President to divest ownership of businesses and disclose all business dealings in order to avoid severe unconstitutional conflicts of interest.