The following remarks were delivered by Toni Larson, LWVUS Advocacy Chair, during a press conference call launching the All Risk No Reward coalition. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. is a member of this coalition that opposes the Keystone XL pipeline.
The League joined members of the environment community by sending a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives expressing strong support for H.R. 924. This bill would extend the Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind and encourage investment in the growing industry.
For the first time in 4 years the U.S. Senate is expected to pass a federal budget. In order to maintain a good budget, we need your help to reject bad environmental amendments that will put the health and safety of our children and our future at risk.
This weekend, I gathered with folks from across the country for the largest rally on climate change in U.S. history! The Forward on Climate Rally took place on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and aimed to let the Obama Administration know that there exists strong public support for climate change action.
In last night’s State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Obama addressed many crucial issues affecting our country. His remarks touched on some of the League’s priority issues including voting rights, climate change, immigration and gun violence.