• A Revolution from the Court?

    by Mary G. Wilson, President, League of Women Voters of the United States

    (The League filed an amicus brief in the case Citizens United v. FEC in association with the Constitutional Accountability Center)

  • League and Partners Release Statement on Impending Ethics Deadline

    The League and coalition partners released a statement discussing the report released by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and the upcoming deadline for important OCE actions.

  • LVW Climate Change Taskforce
    Chad A. Tolman, lead writer

  • By Eleanor Revelle (LWVIL and LWVUS Climate Change Task Force Member)

  • January 15, 2009

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

    FROM:         Mary G. Wilson, President

    RE:             Climate and Energy Policy

  • January 14, 2009

    Dear Speaker Pelosi:

    On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and undersigned individual organizations, we are writing to ask you to bring H.R. 157, the “District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act,” (“DC VRA”) to a vote as soon as possible.  Before Congress begins to consider an economic recovery package and many other proposals that so greatly affect our nation’s future, it should assure the citizens of Washington, DC and Utah that Congress is committed to giving them a fair and equal voice.

  • January 12, 2009

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

    From:   Mary G. Wilson, President

    Re:      SCHIP Reauthorization

    The League of Women Voters urges you to support reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) when it comes to the House floor for a vote.  In the years since Congress first passed SCHIP, the program has provided access to health care coverage to six million low-income children.  However, there are still over nine million children who remain uninsured.

  • By Eleanor Revelle (LWVIL and LWVUS Climate Change Task Force Member)

    When colder weather strikes, heating bills start to climb. Not only is that hard on the checkbook; it also means increased greenhouse gas emissions. What is a thrifty, ecologically-minded person to do? 

  • By Chad Tolman (LWVDE)

    Coal – Is It:

    The great hope?
    It is cheap and readily available in many parts of the world; it can reduce oil imports and fuel economies in developing countries.

  • By Winifred Colwill (LWVMO)

    States throughout the nation have adopted a wide range of initiatives that directly or indirectly help to mitigate global warming.i Initially, the stimulus to act was often air quality regulations, electricity costs, or economic issues as much as climate change.