• By Donna Ewing, LWVWA

    “DO A LITTLE, CHANGE A LOT” is a program1 to guide citizens of Northern Scotland in their efforts to reduce an individual’s or a family’s carbon footprint. An individual’s carbon footprint is defined as the amount of carbon a person generates per year through daily activities such as driving an automobile, doing laundry, showering and maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature.

  • League President, Elisabeth MacNamara, sent a letter to the House of Representatives asking them to make the promise to protect public health through clean air standards.

     

    TO: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

    FROM: Elisabeth MacNamara, President

    RE: Make the Clean Air Promise

  • Dear Representative:

    On behalf of our millions of members, activists, and supporters, we urge you to oppose strongly the suite of bills contained in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's legislative agenda memo that would block the EPA's ability to clean-up life-threatening pollution. This extreme, ideological agenda will not create jobs, but it will cost lives. It prioritizes the narrow interests of politically connected polluter industries over the broader goal of safeguarding the lives and health of our children, communities, and families.

  • For Immediate Release

    The League of Women Voters of the United States released the following statement from national president, Elisabeth MacNamara, regarding President Obama’s decision to delay issuing new clean air standard for ozone smog pollution.

  • New TV Ad Calls for Elected Officials, Citizens, and Community Leaders to Protect Public Health

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters today launched a months-long campaign, including a significant national advertising effort, seeking to renew America’s promise to protect clean air and public health embodied in the highly successful and popular Clean Air Act.

    "Americans from all walks of life will be asked to make the 'Clean Air Promise,’" said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the national League of Women Voters.

  • New TV Ad Calls for Elected Officials, Citizens, and Community Leaders to Protect Public Health

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters today launched a months-long campaign, including a significant national advertising effort, seeking to renew America’s promise to protect clean air and public health embodied in the highly successful and popular Clean Air Act.

    "Americans from all walks of life will be asked to make the 'Clean Air Promise,’" said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the national League of Women Voters.

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women voters today announced a new television ad in Massachusetts that is part of their ongoing “People not Polluters” (www.peoplenotpolluters.org) campaign to educate voters about the public health consequences of anti-Clean Air Act votes in Congress. 

  • The League and and coalition partners sent a letter to Senators urging them to consider a number of important principles as they vote on budget proposals.

  • A Massachusetts business leader expressed disappointment in Senator Brown of Massachusetts after his votes in the Senate “that will harm the clean energy engine of economic recovery.”

  • In two blog posts Climate Campaign Director, Pete Altman, discusses Senator Brown’s votes in the Senate and his reaction the League’s advocacy on the Clean Air Act.

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